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
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number10523928
Accession Number27926481
KeywordsABET , ACCREDITATION , Civil , Curricula , education , ENGINEERING , General , SOCIAL , sustainable
AbstractThe authors describe the change in ABET criteria for engineering programs to no longer requiring humanities and social sciences, but instead requiring a general education component that complements the technical component of the curriculum. They argue that one way to use this change to improve the general education for civil engineers would be to incorporate a theme, such as sustainability and sustainable development.
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: EDUCATION -- Curricula; 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: ABET Inc.; 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
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