Technology has radically changed the world we live in and engineers, scientists, mathematicians, and technologists have been central to these developments. Technology has also transformed the typical engineering workplace and practice. Practicing engineers working today have little need for many of the facts and methodologies that were essential just a decade ago and now require skills and knowledge not previously anticipated. Engineering education has not kept pace with changes caused by technology. Content, pedagogy, and university culture have remained relatively static, and although there have been some changes, the most common engineering classroom is still a passive lecture.
With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) has launched a multi-phase, multi-year sequence of meetings with different stakeholders to transform the undergraduate engineering experience. Transforming Undergraduate Education in Engineering (TUEE) is designed to develop a clear understanding of the knowledge, skills, and abilities next generation engineering graduates should possess and the changes in curricula, pedagogy, and academic culture that will be needed to instill those qualities. The project intends to catalyze change by building broad and thorough consensus within the engineering community on a shared vision of the future of engineering education. The aim of the project is to enumerate critical steps for the vision to be achieved and coordinate the pursuit of each critical step throughout the engineering education community.
TUEE Initiative Phases: