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Social Engineering Program – Designed to Change Paradigms
Melany M. Ciampi OPASS –Organization of Researches in Environment, Health and Safety
Claudio da Rocha Brito COPEC – Council of Researches in Education and Sciences
Sustainable development with social promotion of individuals and society has been the constant search of scientists, educators and some politicians worldwide after the globalization phenomenon has started. It is the key for the surviving of human kind on earth. It is not only a matter of environmental issues solved but also the social aspects of the mutant world that contemporary society is living at the beginning of 21st. Century. It is the application of Science to help society to reach the goal of achieving the same level of development as the technological. Following this thought and due to the nature of the urgency in promoting the society in a near future COPEC – Council of Researches in Education and Sciences and OPASS –Organization of Researches in Environment, Health and Safety have designed an engineering program with the objective to form engineers to act in more effective and accurate ways in order to solve social problems and avoid future ones. It is a Social Engineering Program, under graduation, five years duration, full time students, it is based on the humanities and social sciences such as philosophy, psychology, and, especially, economics, and thus deals with theories concerning the basic laws of humans and society. The goals of the Social Engineering Program are to educate advanced researchers and administers who work in areas related to policy, design and planning in national territory socio-economic systems and to develop the integrated theories and methods of these areas. It has been designed in a way to satisfy the education law of the country. The design and implementation of this program comes to add to the efforts of the different sectors of the community to solve the social problems that are perpetuated by decades such as environmental issues, overpopulation, and the urban problem.
The Social Engineering Program proposed by COPEC-OPASS educational programs design team can be described as: The field of study, which main goal is to solve social issues promoting the civilization evolution. It is not just the application of technology to solve social issues. It is a practical study which tries to reform the society by means of the development of new policies, planning, or by presenting concepts. Certainly it is not an easy task to accomplish such program principally because it is a bold ambitious project and because it is an engineering program less technical and more practical. Anyway the whole concept is very new and feasible once it is becoming more and more necessary the services of this professional. Very soon it will become a promising scientific and technical area, which matches the needs of the present society.
Ciampi, M., & Brito, C. (2008, June), Social Engineering Program – Designed To Change Paradigms Paper presented at 2008 Annual Conference & Exposition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. https://peer.asee.org/3227
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