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Engineering Science and Education Journal

Issue 3 • Date Jun 1996

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  • Revitalising the engineering curriculum: the role of information technology

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 129 - 136
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    The traditional engineering curriculum, based for the most part on classical science and nineteenth century mathematics, is inappropriate for educating engineers for the 21st century. Modern computer tools can be used both to shift the emphasis of the curriculum and to improve the quality of learning, but are rarely exploited to best effect. This paper reviews the potential of IT in engineering education with reference to different aspects of the learning process View full abstract»

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  • Personal and professional skills for engineers: one industry's perspective

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 139 - 142
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    This paper covers the nontechnical skills required by engineers working in the oil and gas industry and is based on a survey conducted during the first quarter of 1995 which dealt specifically with employers' opinions on the personal and professional skills required by their engineers. The survey also canvassed the views of employers on what additional training in specific areas would benefit recent graduated and more mature engineers View full abstract»

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  • Network options for wide-area telesurgery

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 120 - 128
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    Telesurgery requires a network with the following characteristics: reliability, acceptable end-to-end delay, the ability to transfer data from sources with widely different data rates, and low data error rates. A wide range of network options is currently available and even more will be available shortly. It is concluded that for telesurgery ISDN is the best option at present. In the near future, as they become available commercially, ATM networks are likely to be preferable View full abstract»

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  • 100 years of x-rays

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 105 - 112
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    The seminal discoveries in electricity in the early years of the nineteenth century made possible electrical communication and electricity supply. They also laid the foundations for a series of discoveries towards the end of the century which were to have equally far reaching effects. One of these was the discovery of X-rays late in 1895. This paper examines the scientific background to that discovery and the reaction to its announcement, the medical and nonmedical uses of X-rays, the research they made possible, and the other important discoveries which followed from them View full abstract»

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  • The Internet phenomenon

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 102 - 104
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    The Internet presents a vision of unlimited knowledge in information, text, sound, images and film transmitted at low cost directly to the point required. Most people have heard of the Internet but the information available seems so endless as to be overwhelming. The article describes the origins and unique nature of this phenomenon. It categorises the main components of the Internet in order to provide a foundation of understanding on which to build. Briefly discussed are E-mail, Usenet, the World Wide Web, and remote access to library catalogues and databases View full abstract»

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  • Ironbridge and the electric revolution

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Total quality management, investors in people and higher education

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 113 - 119
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    This article argues that the UK `Investor in People' programme has advantages for universities and other higher education institutions over other quality improvement schemes. It offers the opportunity to make total-quality-management (TQM) initiatives more meaningful within the current higher education context. Many total-quality-management programmes have not been that successful because they are excessively top down and have little or nothing to do with the everyday experience of the vast majority of staff. The Investors in People initiative can be endorsed as an opposite vehicle for developing internal mechanisms and processes of a transforming nature rather than the more commonly held `business' definitions of TQM with the associated `inappropriateness' of the TQM language. The article concludes that the Investors in People standard integrates well with other processes of institutional change, is externally assessed and leads to a national standard, yet is flexible enough to be implemented meaningfully in a unique way within each institution. It can only be successful, however where it is seen as integral to the planning process and not `just another initiative' View full abstract»

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  • My first Faraday Lecture

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Zworykin, pioneer of television

    Publication Year: 1996
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The Engineering Science and Education Journal was published by the IET between 1992 and 2002.

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