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The situation in which the young engineer may expect to find himself under currently changing conditions in industry is discussed in this paper. Also, the education of engineers, undergraduate and postgraduate, is reviewed from a practical point of view in the light of circumstances likely to be involved in their early activities in industry. Suggestions are given concerning undergraduate curricula, and concerning education activities that could be carried on to advantage by the young engineer after entering industry. The necessity for a proper balance in various activities and in personal characteristics is emphasized.