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Searching For A New Engineer

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2000 Annual Conference


St. Louis, Missouri

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June 18, 2000

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June 18, 2000

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June 21, 2000



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5.535.1 - 5.535.8



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Claudio da Rocha Brito

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Melany Ciampi

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Session 3560

Searching for a New Engineer

Claudio da Rocha Brito, Melany M. Ciampi University Center of Lusiada


The era of wild fight for new commercial markets has started after the disintegration of Socialist Bloc. So Economic Blocs have emerged in order to face this new global economy. In this context Mercosul has raised up in South America, which participating countries are Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. The creation of this Bloc has a strong incidence in education, which is foreseen in the agreement signed by Common Market Council, which had place in Las Leñas in June of 1992. The plan proposed by the education ministries of the four Countries demands the application of a harmonic education system so that the instruction is equivalent in the four Countries. Taking into account this and other aspects of this new world the Engineering Faculty

of University Center of Lusiada has elaborated an Engineering Course, which propose is basically the adoption of some subjects of Humanities and Social Sciences, among others. The chosen subjects are Philosophy, Human Resource, Development of Projects, Assisted Training Period, Management Strategies and since 1999 the subject Sociology was included to enrich the course principally because it is a Science that shows and discuss the main aspects of men life in Society. It discusses the importance of some social rituals for a living and the seeking for social justice. The goal is to form Engineers with good skills more creative, more critics and more attempt to the quick transformations in every aspect of professional life integrated to the new connected and global world. This experience has showed good results and has also brought up the changes in the way of seeing the Engineer as an agent of Science and Technology development for the well fare of humanity.

I. Introduction

It is legitimate to say that globalization expresses a new wave of Capitalism expansion as a producing way and a civilizing process in a wide level. The 180 Countries in the world approximately 100 of them receive together around only 1% of direct foreign investment. This is only an indicator of the gap each time bigger that in according to recent report of World Bank separates the rich Countries to the poor ones in the globe. By the social point of view, the globalization has been the inseparable partner of a gigantic raise of polarization between Countries and classes and also by the point of view of richness the distribution of profits and jobs.

Brito, C. D. R., & Ciampi, M. (2000, June), Searching For A New Engineer Paper presented at 2000 Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri. 10.18260/1-2--8684

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