Embedded Systems Conference

Professor Wants to Change Engineering Education

Page 1 of 2 Next >
View comments: oldest first | newest first | threaded
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
what is engineers career path
Himanshugupta   11/7/2014 8:49:15 AM

There is a misconception that engineers and scientists are two different sets of peoples. Traditionally, engineers are those who work on the factory workshops or assembly lines or fix things and scientists are those who invent new things and work on complex problems. So main problem is branding as most of the engineers go for higher education and get PhDs or MBAs so branding should happen with a more holistic view about the career paths which bifurcate to Management and Technology roles later.

Susan Fourtané
User Rank
Learning has to be enjoyable and encouraged
Susan Fourtané   11/7/2014 12:48:11 PM

I welcome any change in today's archaic education systems. This is not only in engineering but in general. Most educators and most educational institutions of all levels haven't updated their syllabus and teaching procedures for decades, or more. 

The fact is that what maybe worked in education decades ago doesn't work today.

And it's true, if first we are talking about getting more people and more women and more everybody into science and math, into engineering, but then it happens that those people are discouraged and treated as if they had to be survivors instead of enjoying the fact that they are learning interesting stuff that will make them brillian engineers in the future things are being done wrong. Like those "weed-out courses," what kind of encouragement is that?  

Learning has to be enjoyable not something terrible one has to go trough. It's great that someone is doing to change this. 


More Blogs from Martin Rowe
When it comes to creating the engineering jobs of today, we need to thank the likes of Ohm, Faraday, Henry, and many others.
Linear measurements made with electronics show that all is well.

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EBN Dialogue / LIVE CHAT
EBN Dialogue enables you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Open to the entire EBN community of electronics supply chain experts, these conversations see ideas shared, comments made, and questions asked and answered in real time. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats. Stay tuned and join in!
Archived Dialogues
Live Chat 01/15: CPOs Re-Shape Their Business Roles
Increasingly chief procurement officers (CPOs) are re-shaping their organizational role to focus on creating results far beyond cost controls. A new IBM survey explores how.
Live Chat 11/12: Examining the Cyberthreat to Supply Chains
The number of cyberattacks is on the rise and hackers are targeting the supply chain. Drew Smith, founder and CEO of InfoArmor, will be on hand to discuss the reality of today's threat landscape and what to do about it.
Latest Poll
EBN Newswire
Twitter Feed
EBN Online Twitter Feed