ASME Vision 2030's recommendations for mechanical engineering education

Allan T. Kirkpatrick, Scott Danielson, Thomas Perry

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    Abstract

    The role and scope of the engineering practice is transforming rapidly and academia should change to better prepare graduates. The ASME Vision 2030 Task Force investigated the current state of mechanical engineering education and practice within industry through assessment of recent literature addressing the shape and content of engineering and engineering technology education, through conducting workshops among stakeholders at key conferences and gatherings, and by extensive surveys of industry supervisors and early career engineers. As a result, the Task Force has formally recommended, and begun to advocate for, specific actions to strengthen the following seven aspects of undergraduate mechanical engineering education curricula: creating curricula that inspire innovation and creativity, increasing curricular flexibility, offering more authentic practice-based engineering experiences, developing students' professional skills to a higher standard, attracting a more diverse student body, increased faculty expertise in professional practice, and adapting post-graduate education to support specialization for practicing engineers. Partnership between industry, professional societies, government, and academia is needed to successfully implement these recommendations and help develop the full potential of mechanical engineering graduates. Initial actions have been taken towards implementing several of these recommendations.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publication119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
    PublisherAmerican Society for Engineering Education
    ISBN (Print)9780878232413
    StatePublished - 2012
    Event119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - San Antonio, TX, United States
    Duration: Jun 10 2012Jun 13 2012

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    Other119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Antonio, TX
    Period6/10/126/13/12

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    Mechanical engineering
    Curricula
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    Industry
    Engineering technology
    Supervisory personnel
    Technical presentations
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    • Engineering(all)

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    Kirkpatrick, A. T., Danielson, S., & Perry, T. (2012). ASME Vision 2030's recommendations for mechanical engineering education. In 119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition American Society for Engineering Education.

    ASME Vision 2030's recommendations for mechanical engineering education. / Kirkpatrick, Allan T.; Danielson, Scott; Perry, Thomas.

    119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. American Society for Engineering Education, 2012.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Kirkpatrick, AT, Danielson, S & Perry, T 2012, ASME Vision 2030's recommendations for mechanical engineering education. in 119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. American Society for Engineering Education, 119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, TX, United States, 6/10/12.
    Kirkpatrick AT, Danielson S, Perry T. ASME Vision 2030's recommendations for mechanical engineering education. In 119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. American Society for Engineering Education. 2012
    Kirkpatrick, Allan T. ; Danielson, Scott ; Perry, Thomas. / ASME Vision 2030's recommendations for mechanical engineering education. 119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. American Society for Engineering Education, 2012.
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