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An exploratory study of the United States Naval Academy engineering curriculum

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O'Reilly, Michael T.
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Hocevar, Susan P.
Mallory, Linda D.
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2007-06
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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The purpose of this study is to quantitatively assess Naval Academy graduates' perceptions of two aspects of their undergraduate education as engineering majors: 1) the extent to which their undergraduate education is relevant to their current profession, and 2) their level of preparedness as a result of their engineering education. The Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) identifies eleven 'student learning outcomes' that are utilized as the basis for assessing relevance and preparedness. Baseline data is established for engineering graduates of the Naval Academy between the years of 1985 - 2005. In addition to the general analysis, graduates are grouped for comparison and analysis according to status (civilian and military), job type (technical and nontechnical) and according to their particular undergraduate majors. The results indicate high levels of both applicability and preparedness for most of the eleven skills. Recommendations for future engineering program improvements are offered.
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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xii, 91 p. ;
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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