Impact of Professional Skills on Technical Skills in the Engineering Curriculum and Variations Between Engineering Sub-Disciplines

TitleImpact of Professional Skills on Technical Skills in the Engineering Curriculum and Variations Between Engineering Sub-Disciplines
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsBarry, BE
JournalTeaching Ethics
Volume14
Issue2
Pagination105 - 122
Date PublishedJan-01-2014
AbstractThis article reports the results of a study that sought to see if the teaching of professional skills (professional ethics) to engineering students adversly affected students' scores on the Fundementals of Engineering examination, and if there are statistically significant differences between performance on the ethics and professionalism section of the Fundementals of Engineering Exam among civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering students. The researchers found that teaching professional skills to engienering students did not adversely affect student scores on the exam, and that while measurable differences exist between the different engineering subdisciplines on how the students performed on the ethics section of the test, the magnitude of these differences hold no practical significance. 
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DOI10.5840/tej20141428
Audience LevelInstructor

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