June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
Engineering and Public Policy
24.553.1 - 24.553.9
Evolu&on of Engineering and Public Policy at [Ins&tu&on X]The undergraduate program in Engineering and Public Policy at [Ins&tu&on X] is a unique addi&onal major program for students earning a BS degree in a tradi&onal engineering ﬁeld. Started in 1969, the program con&nues today with the aim of expanding the skill set of tradi&onal engineers to beKer address today’s technological issues as they relate to society and policy. This paper will discuss the development of the EPP program over its four decades including a recent curriculum change to include more analysis skill building. We will discuss how the program operates in conjunc&on with the tradi&onal majors, the course selec&ons students make, and the beneﬁts our alumni receive from the program. We will give an overview of our capstone EPP Projects course, a truly interdisciplinary teamwork situa&on addressing current technology issues, that captures many of the ABET (a) through (k) outcomes. We do not expect other ins&tu&ons to duplicate our program, as it requires a culture of interdisciplinary collabora&on and extensive commitment at all levels of the university for success and longevity. However, we want to share the elements of our curriculum and courses with others with similar endeavors (cer&ﬁcate programs, minors) and with others considering crea&ng broad interdisciplinary courses across majors. Our experience can guide decisions for developing these programs and courses and help deal with the challenges these programs and courses might have.
Matthews, D. H. (2014, June), Evolution of Engineering and Public Policy Undergraduate Program at Carnegie Mellon University Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. https://peer.asee.org/20444
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