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Revolution Trend of Undergraduate Engineering Education in the US

Wang Min, Lei Qing   

  1. School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing 100191, China
  • Received:2013-12-09 Online:2015-03-25 Published:2015-04-23


The development of the global engineering education has been led by the revolution of undergraduate engineering education in the US. By reviewing the research and practice of US engineering education revolution in the recent three decades, this paper finds that the overall trend of the undergraduate engineering education in the US is to transform from scientific orientation to engineering design orientation. This trend highlights the importance of engineering design and engineering design education, which provides the engineering education in China with fruitful thoughts.

Key words: US, engineering education, trend of revolution, "scientific orientation", "engineering design orientation"

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