Chapter: Chapter 1

1.1 Engineering education


A question: What is engineering? What differentiates an engineer from a scientist? There are many reasons for encouraging people to learn about engineering, and therefore there is no unique meaning for the phrase ‘Engineering Education’. In this chapter some of the main motives for teaching engineering will be explored. The remainder of the book will … Continued »



The purpose and context of engineering education This chapter tries to answer the question “Why – and for whom – am I providing this engineering education?” In it I describe why we need to continually assess and understand the experience and attitudes of incoming students.  I also emphasise the importance of explaining to incoming students, with … Continued »