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The Forming Humanistic In Engineering Education

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1999 Annual Conference


Charlotte, North Carolina

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June 20, 1999

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June 20, 1999

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June 23, 1999



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4.522.1 - 4.522.7

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Claudio da Rocha Brito

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Melany Ciampi

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Session 2260

The Forming Humanistic in Engineering Education

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


Viewing a future where the main aspects of life that we are sure about are the competitiveness and the constant changes. We at University Center of Lusiada have conceived and developed a new kind of course in order to prepare our students to face the new world order. A new order that to be good is not enough. It is necessary to be the best. To get this goal it is fundamental the scientific and technological dynamic to avoid the obsolescence. And more important than that it is to teach the students to learn by themselves. Taking all these aspects and the historical and policy moment of South America with the creation of Mercosul, we have developed an Engineering Course attempted to form the next generation of professionals. It is a project that is in fact a purpose of a curriculum that includes some humanistic subjects. The subjects will give the students the skills to overpass the challenge of the changing and unexpected global work market.

I. Introduction

The new century will certainly show a Mercosul politically and economically integrated and showing very good opportunities of work for all those people who are preparing themselves to face the common work market constituted by all the countries of the Mercosul Bloc which are: Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina.

The continental integration through Mercosul will amplify the horizons and will offer more opportunities to every Brazilian professional who demonstrates capability, competence and any other qualities that are common to high qualified people. This new professional should be aware that since now he would have to compete with more efficiency and quality in a much more hard market. These attributes will be obtained by means of solid knowledge that can be obtained in a good University Course.

As concerns to the Engineering Education in view of the global Economy and in our case in Brazil, the Mercosul that is the South American Bloc, it became necessary to search new ways of professional capability.

Our project considers not only the global changing but also the new educational policy that has been implemented by Science and Technology Ministry of Brazil.

da Rocha Brito, C., & Ciampi, M. (1999, June), The Forming Humanistic In Engineering Education Paper presented at 1999 Annual Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina.

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