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Proceedings of the IEEE

Issue 8 • Date Aug. 1978

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  • [Front cover and table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): c1
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  • Scanning the issue

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):819 - 820
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  • Of the same profession

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): 821
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  • Engineering education: A perspective and some current problems

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):822 - 824
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    Many forces contribute to the rapid changes that have taken place in engineering education; among the current forces are the continuing electronics revolution and the new energy revolution. The most dramatic of the changes since World War II has been the shift from an undergraduate enterprise to one with equal emphasis on graduate study. Of the many problems facing engineering education, it is sug... View full abstract»

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  • The contemplative EE: Engineering history and education

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):825 - 829
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    The actual and potential role of EE history in the education of the undergraduate EE and in the continuing education of the professional EE is examined. Available written and audiovisual materials for use in courses are listed and some options for a self-study program in EE history are given. Research methods, needs and opportunities relating to electrical history are discussed. View full abstract»

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  • An historical analysis of engineering college research and degree programs as dynamic systems

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):829 - 837
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    An analysis is made to illuminate and interpret the recent history of engineering education. The production of engineering degrees and research is modeled as a dynamic process using parameters derived for that purpose. The dominant fact in the production of bachelors degrees is the damped oscillatory growth which characterized the two decades after World War II. Short-term fluctuations exist, but ... View full abstract»

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  • College teaching and the adult consumer: Toward a more sophisticated student body

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):838 - 846
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    This article describes the development of the student consumerism movement. It identifies the factors which have caused the rise of consumerism as an issue in education today-the implications of a change in the age of majority, changing demographics and enrollment trends, and the broader social and political pressures for improved educational services-and some of the results of the consumerism mov... View full abstract»

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  • Identifying, stimulating, and nurturing computer engineers

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):846 - 849
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    This paper deals with one company's view of identifying and nurturing promising computer engineers. The structuring of the work and the transition from academia to industry are discussed. It should be noted that much of the process cited is applicable to what is done within the entire company regarding engineering, but as a focus examples from computer development are mentioned and the major compu... View full abstract»

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  • Accreditation: Perspectives and procedures

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):849 - 854
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    The historical operation of the engineering accreditation process in which IEEE participates is described, stressing recent changes in procedure. Some key steps in the accreditation process are described, as well as some changes that might come in the future. View full abstract»

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  • Electrical engineering education and certification, validation, and licensing

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):854 - 862
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    Evidence is accumulating that legislative actions will result in new requirements for practicing electrical engineers and electrical engineering educators. These requirements will include registraction and licensing as professional engineers for both groups as well as proof of up-to-date competence before relicensing. Such requirements will provide problems as well as opportunities for electrical ... View full abstract»

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  • Professional engineering education at the Thayer school of engineering

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):862 - 867
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    During the last 15 years, the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College has been developing a professional engineering degree program leading to the B.E., M.E., and D.E. (Doctor of Engineering) degrees. In this article the requirements for these degrees are described, and the differences between the professional program and the research program, leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, are d... View full abstract»

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  • Higher education and technical professionalism at the undergraduate level

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):868 - 871
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    Educational institutions have been greatly influenced by expanding pressures to develop occupation oriented undergraduate programs. These programs can be in serious conflict with the goals of these institutions of higher learning. This paper presents and discusses these conflicts, with a particular emphasis upon engineering education. It is concluded in this work that engineering programs fall far... View full abstract»

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  • Trends and perspectives in computer science and engineering education

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):872 - 879
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    This paper provides an overview of significant developments in computer science and engineering education with discussions on curriculum development, continuing education, and certification. Forecasts of industry needs in the 1980's for computer professionals are included, together with the trends in curriculum developments they may auger. View full abstract»

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  • The impact of digital technology on electrical engineering education

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):880 - 885
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    Digital technology has revolutionized electrical engineering education. Students entering engineering schools have a strong background in discrete mathematics that is often augmented by a knowledge of programming and of microcomputers. The electrical engineering curriculum has changed to include digital techniques in all major fields. Computer science and engineering, a discipline that may be taug... View full abstract»

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  • Software engineering education: Status and prospects

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):886 - 892
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    Software engineering is an emerging field aimed at improving the quality of computer software and the processess used to produce it. The field seeks to transform software creation from an art into an engineering discipline. Efforts have recently begun to teach software engineering concepts to university students and to practicing professionals in industry and government. This paper surveys past an... View full abstract»

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  • A curriculum in electrooptics for electrical engineers

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):893 - 901
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    A relatively intensive electrooptics curriculum is described in detail, including in particular source material. This curriculum allows undergraduate electrical engineering students who wish to do so to specialize in electrooptics. Constraints somewhat unique to Israel are described, as well as an evaluation of the curriculum based on feedback from graduating students. The academic level is such t... View full abstract»

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  • A pedagogical palimpsest: Retracing some teaching methods

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):902 - 911
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    Curriculum and course-design theory suggests that there may exist a scientific method for the development of effective courses. Some of the important steps in their design include writing of instructional objectives, selection of instruction method, and others. The paper will deal primarily with one step in this sequence: selection of an instruction method. First seven currently deemed important c... View full abstract»

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  • Adapting lifelong learning to adults: Principles and practice

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):911 - 917
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  • Evaluation of graduate engineering education by television at Purdue university

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):918 - 926
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    The Schools of Engineering at Purdue University have an off-Lafayette campus graduate engineering education program in which televised instruction plays a major role. A Lafayette campus class is televised and distributed by a microwave network and/or by videotape to a variety of reception sites, including industrial locations and other campuses. Over fifteen hundred evaluations from sixty courses ... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering colleges and secondary schools

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):927 - 931
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    Engineering colleges are increasingly accepting an important role in secondary education-both to control more humanely the flow of students into engineering education and to initiate the development of public technological literacy. This interaction with precollege education must be designed within the contraints imposed by the secondary school system which has frequently been described as homeost... View full abstract»

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  • A summer engineering-science program

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):932 - 939
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    For the past four years, Albuquerque public high schools and Sandia Laboratories have cooperated in a summer engineering program to attract young people into engineering and science careers. In a joint venture, both organizations have selected students, faculty, and curricula. Sandia Laboratories furnishes instruction and classroom materials, while the Albuquerque Public School System provides stu... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering education throughout the world: A synoptic view

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):940 - 956
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    The United States has benefited in the past by adopting approaches to education that were being used in countries in Europe. Engineering education, in particular, was influenced significantly by ideas initially developed in other nations. In the past few decades, however, with the tremendous advances America has achieved in science, technology, and scholarship, we have become insular as a nation w... View full abstract»

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  • Continuing education around the world

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):956 - 961
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    Continuing education programs in socialist countries, developing countries, and under French Law 575, with respect to engineering, are discussed. The design of programs depends on cultural, economic, and political pressures. Post-secondary education in socialist countries was influenced by the need to meet demands for trained personnel, by the assumption that it is cheaper to educate the employed,... View full abstract»

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  • Media-based continuing engineering education

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):961 - 968
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    Continuing education activities in universities and within companies themselves have seen phenomenal growth over the last decade because of the economic competition faced by business to utilize the most recent technology available to them. Engineers and scientists have, as have all citizens, had to cope with this changing technology and the pressures of greater productivity required of them. This ... View full abstract»

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  • A company-sponsored program for systems engineering education

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):969 - 972
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    The problem of providing stimulating, effective continuing education for experienced professionals is becoming more acute for industry as technology's development accelerates. Faced with this problem, The MITRE Corporation has developed an in-house educational program whose learning environment is designed to meet the needs of its technical staff: personnel of widely differing educational backgrou... View full abstract»

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