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Presented in 1997 International Conference on Engineering Education: Progress Through Partnerships, Chicago, IL, Au
 

Summary: Presented in 1997 International Conference on Engineering
Education: Progress Through Partnerships, Chicago, IL, Au­
gust, 1997, pp. 470­485.
The Challenge of Restructuring Engineering Curricula in
Brazilian Private Universities \Lambda
Jos'e Nelson Amaral \Lambda
amaral@ee.pucrs.br
http://www.ee.pucrs.br/¸amaral
Edward Scott Meadows
esm@ee.pucrs.br
Programa de P'os­Gradua¸c~ao em Engenharia El'etrica
Pontif'icia Universidade Cat'olica do Rio Grande do Sul
90619­900 ­ Porto Alegre ­ RS ­ Brasil
(55)(51) 339­1511 Fax: (55)(51) 339­1564
Abstract
Economic changes in Brazil have greatly reduced opportunities for new engineering
graduates and have sparked a debate about the direction of engineering education. In this
paper, we focus on changes to the engineering curriculum in order to revitalize
undergraduate engineering education and produce an engineer who is capable of competing
in the emerging global economy. Our chief recommendations are the following:

  

Source: Amaral, José Nelson - Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences