Redefining Engineering Disciplines for the 21st Century

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Tadmor Zehev. Redefining Engineering Disciplines for the 21st Century Haifa Israel: Samuel Neaman Institute, 2006.
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In the first quarter of the 20th Century engineering education underwent a revolutionary change as a result of the penetration of the exact sciences into the curriculum. Consequently, instead of teaching current technologies, engineering schools began teaching all-embracing fundamental principles of the engineering sciences that can cope with the quickly changing technologies. But, in the 21st Century science and technology merge into a single indistinguishable entity and the paper raises the question that in view of this perhaps the engineering education must undergo yet another revolutionary change leading to a novel 'scigineering' curricula. The paper discusses such a program termed 'molecular engineering'.

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