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Engineering Science and Education Journal

Issue 1 • Date Feb 1995

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  • International education: pitfalls and possibilities

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):29 - 32
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    This article discusses some of the pitfalls and possibilities in European educational exchange schemes and then relates these to the USA and other parts of the world View full abstract»

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  • University degree courses: producing the kind of engineer that industry needs

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):17 - 22
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    University education in the UK is to undergo considerable changes, due mainly to the present Government's desire to expand the proportion of young people in higher education from its present value of one in five to one in three by the year 2000. The effect of these changes on education must be considered if the standard of engineering graduates is to be maintained. This paper identifies approaches... View full abstract»

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  • The variational solution of electric and magnetic circuits

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):5 - 10
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    Voltage and current distributions in electric circuits comply with a stationary power condition. An alternative circuit analysis technique can be derived from this property. The unknowns can be varied until the power consumption of the circuit is calculated to be unchanging. At this point the voltages and currents are at their true solution. This variational approach to circuit analysis has been g... View full abstract»

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  • Foreign language learning: a deterrent or an incentive for engineering students?

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):33 - 36
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    The impression that some academics have about foreign language learning in engineering education is that it is irrelevant at worst, or an unnecessary additional workload for the students at best. The truth may be that engineering students have plenty to gain from the complementary aspects of languages and engineering at initial training level. The environment in which tomorrow's engineers will ope... View full abstract»

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  • Professional skills for first-year engineering students

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):23 - 28
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    A new component has been introduced to the first-year engineering course at the University of Edinburgh (UK) aiming to promote study skills under the guise of professional engineering. This article looks at the philosophy and implementation of this new component and relates the authors' experience so far in the hope that this may benefit other educators working on similar projects View full abstract»

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  • Electrical treeing in solid polymeric insulation

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):11 - 16
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    Polymeric materials are gradually replacing naturally occurring substances for insulators. However their high electrical strength and good mechanical and thermal properties are degraded by the occurrence of water and electrical treeing. The article describes the nature of the forms of electrical treeing and reviews the theories of their formation, their inhibition and their detection View full abstract»

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  • On the history of the data processing industry in France

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):37 - 40
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    Of all the industrialised countries, France is the only one whose public sector did not build a computer in the early days of the technology. This article, based on a lecture given before the Engineering Institutions' Foreign Language Group at the IEE, Savoy Place, on 17th January 1994, traces the efforts of the French to develop a national computer industry View full abstract»

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  • Engineering at German universities

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):43 - 47
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    Changes in modern society have strongly affected German universities. In particular, a large percentage of the younger generation is following a degree course, especially, in engineering. The result is overcrowding. Discussions are taking place on how to handle large student numbers more efficiently without incurring a drop in academic standards. In view of this latter requirement, it is generally... View full abstract»

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The Engineering Science and Education Journal was published by the IET between 1992 and 2002.

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