Abstract

The necessity of restructuring engineering education has been recognized for many years, but for a number of reasons reform is becoming increasingly urgent. It is not just that current engineering education methods are increasingly obsolete; student cognitive patterns are changing in unpredictable ways, and the complexity of the environment within which engineering is practiced is also increasing dramatically. Half measures that might have been seen as adequate a decade ago are no longer sufficient. What is required is a thorough rethinking of the engineering education framework, centered around a division of engineering students into technical, single expertise, and design capable cohorts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2011
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 29 2011
Event2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2011 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: May 16 2011May 18 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2011

Other

Other2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2011
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period5/16/115/18/11

Keywords

  • digital natives
  • educational innovation
  • engineering education
  • sustainable engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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