Engineering with liberal and technical education (ELITE)

Suvrajeet Sen, Julia L. Higle, Jeffrey B Goldberg, W. Russ Ferrell

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Abstract

We discuss a new project that will enable students at the University of Arizona to plan a course of study that reflects their interests in the arts, humanities, business or social sciences, and applications of engineering methods to these disciplines. By providing a well rounded education that combines the quantitative analytical approach of engineering with the societal and cultural dimensions of the traditional liberal arts, the ELITE program will prepare graduates who have the breadth of vision to lead this nation into the twenty-first century. The project will include an innovative seminar series that provides an in-depth examination of the social context within which engineering is carried out. The new program will lead to a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering. Graduates of this program are expected to be involved in the service sector, with applications in banking, entertainment, finance, health care, public policy and many more. On an experimental level, we will attempt to demonstrate that it is possible to increase student demand for engineering, recruit and retain a greater percentage of women and minorities, and attain a higher graduation rate by increasing the degree of flexibility in engineering education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference
Editors Anon
PublisherIEEE
Pages545-548
Number of pages4
Volume2
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 26th Annual Conference on Frontiers in Education, FIE'96. Part 2 (of 3) - Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Duration: Nov 6 1996Nov 9 1996

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OtherProceedings of the 1996 26th Annual Conference on Frontiers in Education, FIE'96. Part 2 (of 3)
CitySalt Lake City, UT, USA
Period11/6/9611/9/96

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  • Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Sen, S., Higle, J. L., Goldberg, J. B., & Ferrell, W. R. (1996). Engineering with liberal and technical education (ELITE). In Anon (Ed.), Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference (Vol. 2, pp. 545-548). IEEE.

Engineering with liberal and technical education (ELITE). / Sen, Suvrajeet; Higle, Julia L.; Goldberg, Jeffrey B; Ferrell, W. Russ.

Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference. ed. / Anon. Vol. 2 IEEE, 1996. p. 545-548.

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Sen, S, Higle, JL, Goldberg, JB & Ferrell, WR 1996, Engineering with liberal and technical education (ELITE). in Anon (ed.), Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference. vol. 2, IEEE, pp. 545-548, Proceedings of the 1996 26th Annual Conference on Frontiers in Education, FIE'96. Part 2 (of 3), Salt Lake City, UT, USA, 11/6/96.
Sen S, Higle JL, Goldberg JB, Ferrell WR. Engineering with liberal and technical education (ELITE). In Anon, editor, Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference. Vol. 2. IEEE. 1996. p. 545-548
Sen, Suvrajeet ; Higle, Julia L. ; Goldberg, Jeffrey B ; Ferrell, W. Russ. / Engineering with liberal and technical education (ELITE). Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference. editor / Anon. Vol. 2 IEEE, 1996. pp. 545-548
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