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The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), now ABET Inc., adopted Engineering Criteria 2000 (EC2000) in 1997. At the time this was considered a revolutionary approach to accreditation criteria, because of its focus on what is learned in the classroom rather than what is taught. In the spring of 2003 the faculty of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering department at Binghamton University approved a new course - EECE 382 - Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar II. The intent was to consolidate topics that were being taught across several courses within one focused seminar to better ensure that Criteria 3 of General Criteria for Basic Level Programs - Program Outcomes and Objectives - was consistently addressed. EECE 382 was to provide an overview of the professional aspects of the fields of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. This paper reports on how one of the objectives of Criteria 3: `a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning' is addressed in EECE 382.
Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2011
Date of Conference: 12-15 Oct. 2011