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3 Author(s)
B. J. Sheu ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA ; Yan Duen Lee ; W. C. Young

The new generation of engineering professionals needs to know not only the scientific and engineering principles, but also have extensive knowledge about arts, literature, and social sciences. They need far-reaching vision for the future in order to understand grand challenges on the technical-level, the system-level, and the social aspects of topics that are of importance to the modern society. One solution is to emphasize fundamental courses such as mathematics and physics with new interpretation to correlate with real-world applications. It is important to include system-oriented topics in the curriculum so that students know how to apply the basic principles, The key focus should be placed on analysis and design skills, and effective communication is essential to address any large-scale problems

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IEEE Circuits and Devices Magazine  (Volume:14 ,  Issue: 3 )