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A Survey of Engineering Education Outside the United States: Implications for the Ideal Engineering Program
 

Summary: A Survey of Engineering Education Outside the United States:
Implications for the Ideal Engineering Program
P. Dorato
and C. Abdallah
Abstract
Undergraduate engineering programs in twelve countries are surveyed to determine the
status of engineering education outside the United States and to analyze the implications for
the ideal engineering program of the future here in the United States. The items surveyed
include the number of years required to obtain an engineering degree, title of the engineering
degree, high school preparation for engineering programs, cost of education, completion rates
for engineering degrees, entrance requirements, mathematical requirements, and support for
laboratory work. The most notable aspects of engineering education outside the United
States are:
Stronger high school preparation and requirements in mathematics and science
Longer period of time required for an engineering degree
Advanced level of mathematics required in engineering programs
Low cost of education
It appears that in most countries engineering education is more intense and rigorous than
in the United States. In formulating the ideal engineering program of the future we must
be sensitive to competing programs in the rest of the world.

  

Source: Abdallah, Chaouki T- Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of New Mexico

 

Collections: Engineering