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Posted By David Fedor Jun 26, 2021 9:12 PM
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I agree that clarification is needed. I think all the proposed criteria should clearly lay out the boundaries. In civil engineering practice, the design engineers have to stay within the boundaries of the adopted design guidance and codes and the contractors have to stay within the boundaries of the ...
Posted By David Fedor Jun 2, 2021 2:52 PM
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Good observations. The topics you called attention to are more likely to be found in ABET ETAC programs which offer a little more practical learning and a little less theoretical learning. The ETAC graduate can day one be productive at things like drafting, modeling, building, and surveying, plus be ...
Posted By David Fedor May 30, 2021 9:38 AM
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This. Dr. Hayden's comments align with mine without the emotion in my post. He clearly and concisely states the problems we are asking for. I am ok with infrastructure or structural as names for graduate programs, or being embraced as specializations within an undergraduate civil engineering program, ...
Posted By David Fedor May 30, 2021 8:58 AM
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The way I was conditioned in STEM education, it would have to be biology. I would prefer it to be geology or environmental science rather than biology if I was designing a civil engineering curriculum. That is just my opinion and preference. I just Googled and cherrypicked, but it does seem like some ...
Posted By David Fedor May 29, 2021 1:28 PM
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These are all great comments. From a fellow educator, a my quick thoughts: 1) Agree. It can only be address by K-12, higher education, and the workforce communicating and collaborating together. Right now we really operate as three different communities when really we are are all intersect to drive economic ...
Posted By David Fedor May 29, 2021 12:32 PM
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Thank you for the insight. As I autodidactically learn about numerical methods, it does seem like an important topic for civil engineers to at least have exposure to. The first concern I have is, like with all math in engineering, is giving too much control of the teaching to mathematicians. From experience ...
Posted By David Fedor May 28, 2021 11:20 PM
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A few questions about numerical methods since it was not part of my curriculum almost 20 years ago and I am not familiar with it: For which civil engineering course(s) does the task committee foresee numerical methods being needed as prior knowledge for? Where does the task committee recommend ...
Posted By David Fedor May 28, 2021 10:49 PM
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I agree with the comment by Dr. Koon. While ASCE is the lead society for both ABET EAC and ABET ETAC, the NCEES Fundamental of Engineering examination Civil CBT Exam Specifications calls out A. Codes of ethics (professional and technical societies) under 2. Ethics and Professional Practice. While it's ...
Posted By David Fedor May 28, 2021 10:28 PM
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What do EAC programs usually use as evidence to demonstrate this? FTE? ------------------------------ David Fedor P.E., M.S. Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Technology Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport, PA ------------------------------
Posted By David Fedor May 28, 2021 10:18 PM
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As a qualifier to all my posts, I teach in an ABET ETAC program. We have been looking at what would be required to transform into EAC. The biggest barrier for our students will be differential equations. In either criteria it is says "apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, calculus ...
Posted By David Fedor May 28, 2021 9:48 PM
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My program is ABET ETAC so my comments are intended to share how I view the new EAC through that lens. I was on my college core review committee and new core implementation committees for a period of about 5 years. Our new core (general education) curriculum went into effect Fall 2020. In our new core ...
Posted By David Fedor May 28, 2021 8:51 PM
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I apologize for my passionate comment in advance. Half joking, this offends me as a civil engineer. I am not in favor of calling out infrastructure as a program name at all. Infrastructure is what civil engineers design, build, and operate. I think most, not many, civil engineering projects in the real ...
Posted By David Fedor May 28, 2021 7:50 PM
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Specialty areas to me means disciplines of civil engineering. Using the NCEES PE civil exam to frame for my comment, disciplines are construction, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources, although in reality there will be others that could be used and will depend on the purpose ...
Posted By David Fedor May 28, 2021 4:04 PM
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There is a lot in this post that resonated with me. Some background about me since this is my first post and so that my biases are exposed off the bat... My civil engineering degrees are from the same ABET EAC accredited R1, I did experimental laboratory research for my master's thesis, after graduate ...