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Title: A Global Curriculum to Support Civil Engineering in Developing Nations PDF
Url: http://search.asee.org/search/fetch?url=file%3A%2F%2Flocalhost%2FE%3A...
Creator: Conley, Christopher
Hanus, Joseph
Meyer, Fred
Publisher: American Society for Engineering Education
Description: The Civil Engineering (CE) program at the United States Military Academy (USMA) is a traditional program emphasizing the foundations of civil engineering with a focus on structural engineering. Typically, about 65 percent of the cadets majoring in CE select the United States Army Corps of Engineers as their branch of service following graduation. To ensure that programs maintain relevance, ABET requires that all programs identify their constituencies and demonstrate that the program meets the constituents needs. The United States Army, the Corps of Engineers and program graduates are the three principal constituents of the USMA CE program. Over the last six years, the Army has been involved in ongoing conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan. As directed in Department of Defense Directive 3000.05,1 the Army and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has become intensely involved with the development, management, and security of infrastructure as a means to shape success and bring future stability to both countries. Feedback from the field, personal experiences, and common sense have shown that current USMA CE program course requirements may not be optimal for preparing graduates to meet the needs of constituents. The ASCE Body of Knowledge (BOK) has suggested also new curricular requirements which must be considered as part of the program review process. The Vision for Civil Engineering in 2025,2 an ASCE publication, articulates an aspirational global vision for the civil engineering profession and includes significant discussion about the need to focus on infrastructure and for civil engineers to find their role in a radically transformed world. In response to these developments, a major curriculum review is underway to ensure the USMA CE program content will prepare graduates to be relevant as Army officers, meet the anticipated requirements of the BOK, and be prepared to function in a radically transformed world. This paper discusses collection and analysis of survey data from constituents, evaluation of the data, and initial development of a revised CE curriculum. The paper also provides a framework for further analysis and development efforts focused on developing a curriculum that will enable its graduates to be relevant, flexible, and ready to face future civil engineering challenges.
LC Classification: Technology -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Technology -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) -- Structural engineering (General)
Technology -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) -- Structural engineering (General) -- Addresses, essays, lectures
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Date Issued: 2008
Resource Type: Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: American Society for Engineering Education
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-08-18 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-06-05 15:21:11 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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