General Education for Civil Engineers: Sustainable Development

TitleGeneral Education for Civil Engineers: Sustainable Development
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsKelly, WE
JournalJournal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education & Practice
Date Published2008
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number10523928
KeywordsACCREDITATION , Civil , Curricula , ENGINEERING , General , SOCIAL , sustainable
AbstractThe ABET criteria for engineering programs no longer has a requirement for humanities and social sciences but instead requires a general education component that complements the technical component of the curriculum.  The old humanities and social science components that many programs still have would probably allow most programs to meet the current criteria but the requirement for general education offers an opportunity to improve the overall educational experience for all civil engineers. One approach to general education for civil engineers would be to incorporate a theme and a case is made that sustainability and sustainable development is a good theme for a civil engineering program. 
NotesKelly, William E. 1; Email Address:; Affiliation: 1: Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, DC 20064; Source Info: Jan2008, Vol. 134 Issue 1, p75; Subject Term: GENERAL education; Subject Term: CIVIL engineers; Subject Term: SUSTAINABLE development; Subject Term: CURRICULA (Courses of study); Subject Term: CIVIL engineering; Subject Term: SOCIAL sciences; Author-Supplied Keyword: Accreditation; Author-Supplied Keyword: Curricula; Author-Supplied Keyword: Engineering education; Author-Supplied Keyword: Sustainable development; Company/Entity: ACCREDITATION Board for Engineering & Technology (U.S.); NAICS/Industry Codes: 541330 Engineering Services; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541720 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities; NAICS/Industry Codes: 926110 Administration of General Economic Programs; Number of Pages: 9p; Illustrations: 2 Charts; Document Type: Article