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- Main Title On B.S.E and B.S.ET for the Engineering Profession
Author: Barbieri, EnriqueCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas
Author: Attarzadeh, FarrokhCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of Houston
Author: Pascali, RareshCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of Houston
Author: Shireen, WajihaCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of Houston
Author: Fitzgibbon, WilliamCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of Houston
Name: American Society for Engineering EducationPlace of Publication: [Washington, DC]
- Creation: 2010
- Content Description: Article discussing biological systems engineering (B.S.E.) and a proposed model for baccalaureate programs for engineering education.
- Physical Description: 5 p.
- Keyword: engineering
- Keyword: technology
- Keyword: degrees
- Keyword: higher education
- Journal: Journal of Engineering Technology, 2010, Washington DC: American Society for Engineering Education
- Publication Title: Journal of Engineering Technology
- Edition: Spring
- Page Start: 42
- Page End: 46
- Peer Reviewed: True
Name: UNT Scholarly WorksCode: UNTSW
Name: UNT College of EngineeringCode: UNTCOE
- Rights Access: public
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc122181
- Academic Department: Engineering Technology
- Display Note: Abstract: An educational model for ABET-accredited baccalaureate programs in Engineering (E) and in Engineering Technology (ET) is proposed whereby all students inclined to pursue an engineering career would first complete two years of a 4-year ET program. By the end of the sophomore year, those students interested and skilled enough to follow a more theoretical or conceive-and-design side of an engineering career would go on to complete a degree in perhaps two to four additional years in a department that offered E degrees. The 4-year option would satisfy the Department of Education definition of a 6-year first professional degree. On the other hand, those students interested and skilled enough to follow a more applied or implement-and-operate side of an engineering career would opt to complete a degree in two additional years in a department that offered ET degrees. The model offers clearly defined options to students interested in an industry-based engineering profession two to four years after graduation where conceive-, design-, implement- and operate-tasks are assigned. If adopted, the model will result in several benefits including: (1) improved program marketing; (2) increased enrollment and retention rates; and (3) improved human and facility resource utilization at both undergraduate and graduate E and ET education.