Engineering Education Study

Carnegie's multi-year study of undergraduate engineering education in the United States involved intensive fieldwork, including on-site observation of 11 electrical and mechanical engineering programs at a cross section of U.S. engineering schools. The study was funded by Carnegie and The Atlantic Philanthropies.

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Major publication

Educating Engineers: Designing for the Future of the Field
Sheri D. Sheppard, Kelly Macatangay, Anne Colby, and William M. Sullivan. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

Informed by the findings of the Foundation's concurrent studies of professional education, Educating Engineers is grounded in direct observation of education in process. Initial study focused on forty schools of engineering and examination of one hundred accreditation self-study reports. Over several academic semesters, a research team visited eleven electrical and mechanical engineering programs at six colleges and universities in the United States. Public and private, part of technical institutes or situated within universities, geographically diverse and serving different populations, these 11 programs represented a cross section of U.S. undergraduate engineering education.

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