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Whatever unanimity may once have existed within the groves of academe regarding the educational needs of the electrical engineering student, that unanimity seems now to be fragmented. Why this is so may not be clear. Certainly, educators are no more immune than the rest of us to the implications of an Â¿open societyÂ¿ that takes pride in its flexibility. Perhaps dissatisfaction with traditional programs among today's students has filtered up to the program planners. Or perhaps questioning educators are stirring student discontent merely by providing unnecessary options. One thing, however, is clear: whereas once upon a time the programs entering freshmen faced were in lock-step from university to university, today there are choices Â¿ and significant ones.