Seminar - Anirban De - An Engineering Education Perspective from the USA - the ASCE body of knowledge
Wednesday 9 September 2009, 1.10 pm - 1.55 pm
Civil Engineering Lecture Theatre 3
The School of Civil Engineering is pleased to welcome Anirban De, from Manhattan College, NY, USA.
In an attempt to elevate the educational standards for civil engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has recently adopted a policy that will require individuals to attain a “body of knowledge” in order to enter the practice of civil engineering at a professional level. Attaining the body of knowledge will require a combination of three things: an accredited baccalaureate degree, a master’s degree (or equivalent 30 credits of graduate or upper-level undergraduate coursework), and appropriate experience in technical and professional practice.
Currently the body of knowledge (2nd edition) contains 24 outcomes, divided into foundational, technical and professional outcomes. The presentation will explain the outcomes (including their rationale) and discuss how civil engineering programs in the United States are attempting to modify their programs to meet the requirements of the body of knowledge.
It is hoped that the presentation will provide material for dialog with the academic staff members here and facilitate exchange of broader ideas regarding curriculum improvements.