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1 1 First Saudi Engineering Forum Preparing THE Engineer of the Future Jeffrey S. Russell, Ph.D., P.E. (Chair, CAP^3)

2 2 Outline 1.CE Body of Knowledge 2.Why Is Change Necessary? 3.What Does the Profession Say? 4.How Is the Profession Implementing? 5.Summary

3 3 Outline 1.CE Body of Knowledge 2.Why Is Change Necessary? 3.What Does the Profession Say? 4.How Is the Profession Implementing? 5.Summary

4 4 A Profession* Body of Knowledge Ethic of Professional Service Organization * Lawson, W.D. (2004). “Professionalism: The Golden Years.” Journal of Professional Issues in Engr (ASCE).

5 Body of Knowledge Knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become a licensed professional engineer.

6 6 BOK – The BIG Picture 1.Fundamentals -- math, science, and engr science. 2.Technical breadth. 3.Breadth in the humanities & social sciences. 4.Professional practice breadth. 5.Technical depth (specialization).

7 7

8 Technical core Life-long learning Engineering tools Communication Contemporary issues Professional & ethical standards Impact of engineering Experimentation Design Inter-disciplinary teams Engineering problems Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge Specialized area of civil engineering Project management, construction, and asset mgmt. Business & public policy Leadership TECHNICALPROFESSIONAL

9 9 Outline 1.CE Body of Knowledge 2.Why Is Change Necessary? 3.What Does the Profession Say? 4.How Is the Profession Implementing? 5.Summary

10 10 The Body of Knowledge (BOK) necessary to enter the practice of engineering at the professional level in the future is beyond the scope of the traditional 4-year bachelor’s degree and required experience. The “Bottom Line” Problem Statement

11 11 Trend in Reduced Total Credit-Hours Year Credits

12 12 A Leader No Longer Medicine Law Pharmacy Architecture Accounting Occupational Therapy Engineering Years of Formal Education Engineering

13 13 Iowa State Georgia Tech Wentworth Case Western Tennessee Tech Northern Arizona Colorado State Florida Western Michigan Wyoming Bucknell Nebraska California State - L.A. Louisville Wisconsin Madison West Virginia Oklahoma Norwich Rose-Hulman Penn State Illinois Urbana-Champaign US Military Academy Texas-Austin Texas-Tyler “BOK cannot fit into today’s BSCE”

14 14 Outline 1.CE Body of Knowledge 2.Why Is Change Necessary? 3.What Does the Profession Say? 4.How Is the Profession Implementing? 5.Summary

15 15 ASCE Policy 465 (Adopted by the BOD on October 19, 2004) Fulfillment of this BOK will include -- 1.a baccalaureate degree 2.a master’s degree, or approximately 30 coordinated graduate or upper level... 3.appropriate experience... The American Society of Civil Engineers supports the attainment of a Body of Knowledge for entry into the practice of civil engineering at a professional level.

16 16 (Formal Education) BOK Fulfilled BOK Fulfilled by B + M/30 & E

17 17 BOK Fulfilled Secondary Primary B + M ABET & E B ABET +(M/30) Validated & E BOK

18 18 Outline 1.CE Body of Knowledge 2.Why Is Change Necessary? 3.What Does the Profession Say? 4.How Is the Profession Implementing? 5.Summary

19 19 Model Law Accreditation Criteria Master Plan Example Curricula Experience Guidelines Example Language Accredited Programs State Licensing Rules B + 30 Guidelines Curricula committee Accreditation committee Licensure committee Policy 465 Implemented In 55 Jurisdictions Start Body of Knowledge (BOK) Fulfillment & Validation

20 20 Outline 1.CE Body of Knowledge 2.Why Is Change Necessary? 3.What Does the Profession Say? 4.How Are We Implementing? 5.Summary

21 21 Misinformation 10.Implementation will occur instantly. 9.Current P.E.’s must obtain a “M/30.” 8.The goal is to eliminate the 4-year degree. 7.Education is more important than Experience. 6.All BSCE graduates need to be licensed. 5.“M/30” should follow directly after “B.” 4.Degrees (not knowledge) are the key. 3.“M” means traditional MS degree with thesis. 2.The current BSCE will not be changed. 1.We are working for faculty job security.

22 22 “It is evident that the exploding body of science and engineering knowledge can not be accommodated within the context of the traditional four year baccalaureate degree.” Educating the Engineer of 2020 The National Academy of Engineering, 2005

23 23 The Future Engineer Body of Specialized Knowledge Licensure More Experience and Lifelong Learning Practice of CE at the Professional Level Baccalaureate Education Add’lEducation Experience

24 24 Information and Knowledgeable Points of Contact For more information visit the ASCE website If you have questions or comments, please contact Jeff Russell Paul Schmidt Tom Lenox

25 25 Questions???


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