Accreditation criteria of engineering curriculum in Australia, USA and India: the role of non technical subjects
Mishra, Sanjay (2008) Accreditation criteria of engineering curriculum in Australia, USA and India: the role of non technical subjects. In Rajan, Chitra (Ed.) Proceedings of International Conference on Global Challenges in Engineering Education and Research (Electronic form -CD only), PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India, Coimbatore, India.
The curriculum design of engineering courses has become challenging in 21st century. This is mainly due to pressure of inclusion of vast amount of technical knowledge which is doubling every 10 years, therefore, curriculum designers often find difficult to incorporate the required discipline knowledge in a four year engineering curriculum. On the other hand there is an ever increasing demand of inclusion of non- technical subjects such as humanities, social sciences, communication and languages. This has become contentious issue as up to what extent the non - engineering courses should be incorporated into engineering curriculum. This paper explores the guiding factors and constraints under which a balance between technical and non-technical subjects is achieved in engineering curriculum in Australia, USA and India. As a case study, mechanical engineering curriculum at MIT (USA), QUT (Australia) and IIT Madras (India) have been analysed. It is concluded that quality and quantity of non technical subjects needs to be strengthened to face the complex challenges of this century.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Additional Information:||This e book published on a CD is collection of reviewed full papers presented at International Conference on Global Challenges in Engineering Education and Research organised by PSG college of Technology, Coimbatore, India on 4-5 December 2008.|
|Keywords:||Mechanical Engineering, non-technical subjects, HERN, Accreditation citeria|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 (please consult author)|
|Deposited On:||11 Feb 2009 02:48|
|Last Modified:||24 Feb 2015 06:03|
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