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Issue 9 • Date December 1984

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  • Changing patterns in electrical and electronic engineering education

    Publication Year: 1984
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  • Challenges to engineering education

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):662 - 664
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    There is a paradox in Britain's glorious engineering innovations and achievements in the nineteenth century and the traditionally poor status of engineering education and the professional engineer. The challenges presented to us to create a better organised, more relevant engineering education as Britain began to lose out to international markets at the end of the nineteenth century were not taken... View full abstract»

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  • Changing rôle of the engineer in the electronics industry

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):665 - 667
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    The growth of the electronics industry from small beginnings to its present major status is reviewed; growth accompanied by radical change in the way the industry itself works. The knowledge base for professional practice has been transformed, and the expansion in the volume of relevant knowledge inevitably forces the evolution of new disciplines, with an unavoidable tendency for once coherent spe... View full abstract»

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  • Britain: Second best by choice?

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):668 - 672
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    It is argued that early industrialists' claims to status were successfully resisted by the established ¿¿lite and that industry has never in Britain been accorded the high status that it has enjoyed in other industrial societies. UK industrial infrastructure, notably banking and technical education, did not develop along European lines. Britain's relative industrial performance has been declining ... View full abstract»

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  • Some ideas for a new style of electrical engineering degree course

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):673 - 675
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    The paper aims to provide a basis for discussion of a new type of degree course centred on teaching from design. The type of accommodation required for this type of course is discussed, and suggestions for using similar accommodation for more traditional courses are made. The course, the accommodation and the assessment are seen as a new challenge for students and staff; with graduates receiving a... View full abstract»

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  • System approach to a broader concept in engineering education: the WPI plan

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):676 - 677
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    The paper describes a comprehensive new approach to engineering education at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. Students are encouraged to assume an important degree of responsibility for their own educational programme and are assessed on their performance on two substantial projects as well as by a competency examination in their major field. Evaluation studies of the course h... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering curriculum design

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):678 - 683
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    Recent developments in engineering education in Britain have concentrated on the addition of engineering applications to existing degree courses. It is suggested that this should be regarded as the first stage of a continuing development. A possible procedure for this development is discussed. It is shown that using information about the work done by engineers as the basis for engineering curricul... View full abstract»

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  • A co-operative venture in electrical engineering education: designing a course

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):684 - 689
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    In a previous paper the authors described a new philosophy of engineering education which had emerged from a joint study. This paper describes how a new course was designed so that this philosophy could be realised. It describes the planning of the new course and shows how a complex learning structure was assembled to support the achievement of complex educational objectives. View full abstract»

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  • Breadth at the top: the four-year degree in electronic engineering at the university of southampton

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):690 - 696
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    The paper reviews the development of the four-year degree course in electronic engineering, setting it into the context of the three-year B.Sc. courses at the Faculty of Engineering at Southampton University. The Diploma of Engineering is awarded for additional material which consists of a full year of academic study and two periods in Industry. The additional course content is described as `engin... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching innovations in the special engineering programme at brunel university

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):697 - 702
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    The paper describes some of the innovative features of project-type courses in the Special Engineering Programme at Brunel University. In accordance with the objective of training engineers for manufacturing industry, the programme aims to develop the problem-solving abilities and decision-making skills of students through their active participation in task or project courses of different kinds. D... View full abstract»

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  • Four year dainton course in electrical engineering at imperial college

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):703 - 707
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    The paper describes the Four Year Dainton Course in Electrical Engineering at Imperial College. The reasons for the introduction of the course are outlined, and the course objectives and requirements are described, from the pre-university year of industrial training, through four years of academic study, to the completion of objective training by means of a degree project. The motivation of sponso... View full abstract»

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  • The product enterprise: activity programmes for engineering undergraduates

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):708 - 713
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    The paper describes an innovative approach to the enhancement of an undergraduate course in electrical and electronic engineering using an activity programme modelled on the life cycle of product development. The problems of mounting such a programme within a university, as well as its adaptability for other courses, are discussed. View full abstract»

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  • Ships: the sheffield industrial project scheme

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):714 - 721
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    The paper discusses the aims and implementation of a short-duration `think-tank¿¿ industrial project scheme run at the University of Sheffield for second-year undergraduates reading electronic and electrical engineering. View full abstract»

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  • Gateway: a teaching exercise in gate-array technology

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):722 - 727
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    The Gateway gate array design exercise has been developed as a vehicle for exposing students to as many of the techniques and disciplines of microelectronic design (and gate array technology in particular) as is possible within the constraints of an academic course. The exercise has been streamlined to carry the student through the stages of logic design, circuit design and computer-aided design o... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching company scheme: a unique style of postgraduate activity with industry

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):728 - 733
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    The teaching company scheme is a style of activity developed over the last eight years in the UK. It is financially supported by the UK Science and Engineering Research Council, the Department of Trade & Industry and, increasingly, by industry. It has multiple objectives which are beneficial, both in the long term and the short term, to industry, to academic institutions and in providing postg... View full abstract»

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  • Continuing education for industrial electronics graduates

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):734 - 738
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    The paper discusses experience gained over the last two years organising and executing a continuing education course on electronic signal processing which was developed to meet the specific requirements of one industrial company. The course was designed with the prime purpose of updating graduates from a wide range of individual disciplines on signal-processing techniques and their application in ... View full abstract»

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  • The video-taped course revolution

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):739 - 744
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    The use of video-taped course material for the education of electrical and electronics engineers in the United States has developed very rapidly over the past 15 years and is now starting to have profound and far-reaching effects in the United Kingdom on electrical engineering education, research and collaboration between those professional engineers who teach and those who practise their professi... View full abstract»

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  • The rise and fall of the HNC: long live the HNC!

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):745 - 748
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    The joint committee Higher National Certificate and Diploma courses are described. Their growth over a period of 50 years is plotted. The effects of the 1961 White Paper `Better opportunities in technical education¿ on the National Certificate and Diploma schemes and in promoting new City and Guilds courses is outlined. Some key recommendations of the Haslegrave report are quoted, and the effects... View full abstract»

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  • Degrees for technician engineers

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):749 - 752
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    It is contended that the gap between the honours engineering degree and the courses of study available to technician engineers is widening, and this occurs at a time when better qualified applicants are coming forward. The concept of degrees specifically designed for this industrial employment sector is supported, and the cases for, and against, are considered, as are quality and resource issues. View full abstract»

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