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The Development And Growth Of A Professional Engineering Program

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Conference

1999 Annual Conference

Location

Charlotte, North Carolina

Publication Date

June 20, 1999

Start Date

June 20, 1999

End Date

June 23, 1999

ISSN

2153-5965

Page Count

9

Page Numbers

4.514.1 - 4.514.9

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https://peer.asee.org/8090

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Thomas E. Hulbert

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Robert B. Angus

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Eric W. Hansberry

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Abstract
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Session 3522

The Development and Growth of a Professional Engineering Program

Thomas E. Hulbert, P.E., Program Coordinator, Robert B. Angus, P.E., Senior Lecturer, and Eric W. Hansberry, P.E., Associate Professor, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115

Abstract

In 1982, the Continuing Education Division at Northeastern University began teaching a review course to prepare engineers for the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) exam. This review course has grown to offerings that encompass three sections twice a year of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) review courses and seven sections of professional engineering review classes. Two years ago, a seminar series was added to address the continuing education requirements for re-registration in some states.

The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) course covers the subjects in the first two years of an engineering curriculum. The last two years are covered by regrouping the students into six specialty disciplines (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Industrial, and General). The courses precede the exam dates. Faculty are selected from Northeastern University College of Engineering faculty and local practicing engineers.

The Professional Engineering (PE) review courses are offered in seven discipline areas. Faculty and professional engineering experts cover each of the topics. Sessions consist of a review of engineering principles and many practice problems.

The seminar series offer full-day seminars for professional engineers. These are designed to cover current topics related to the various engineering disciplines. They provide continued professional development for engineers in practice and/or for renewing Professional Engineering licenses. Five seminars have been held.

The total Professional Engineering Program is currently serving 300 to 350 students per year. The program is offered at four locations in the greater Boston area including local company sites.

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Hulbert, T. E., & Angus, R. B., & Hansberry, E. W. (1999, June), The Development And Growth Of A Professional Engineering Program Paper presented at 1999 Annual Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina. https://peer.asee.org/8090

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