Albuquerque, New Mexico
June 24, 2001
June 24, 2001
June 27, 2001
6.841.1 - 6.841.14
Engineering schools across the country have offered communication courses for more than 20 years, yet industry representatives continue to call for engineers who can communicate more effectively. EC 2000 lists communication as a key competency for engineers, and engineering faculty concur; yet engineering undergraduates too often see their communication requirements simply as “busywork” that they must complete in order to graduate. What accounts for these discrepancies, and what can we, as engineering educators, do to help students become more skilled communicators and better understand the role that communication plays in engineering?
Walsh, J., & Kelso, D., & Troy, J., & Shwom, B., & Hirsch, P. (2001, June), Redefining Communication Education for Engineers: How the NSF/VaNTH ERC is Experimenting with a New Approach Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. https://peer.asee.org/9723
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