ASME'S vision 2030's import for mechanical engineering technology

Scott Danielson, Thomas Perry, Allan T. Kirkpatrick

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Scopus citations


In recent years, various professional societies or individuals have put forth statements outlining how engineering and engineering education could improve or adapt to better meet the needs of society. Typically, such studies do not specifically address engineering technology's role as a part of the educational spectrum. While building on these previous works, the ASME Vision 2030 efforts provide additional insights to both the value of mechanical engineering technology but also to how it should change to provide an even better education for its students. This paper presents suggestions towards such change. While focused on mechanical engineering technology, the suggestions and data in the paper can be extrapolated to engineering technology education in all its disciplines. The strengths of engineering technology graduates as engineering practitioners and as implementers of technology; job-ready and focused on applied engineering, are a partial answer to what industry has told academia about the current needs of industry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
PublisherAmerican Society for Engineering Education
ISBN (Print)9780878232413
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Event119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Jun 10 2012Jun 13 2012

Publication series

NameASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Electronic)2153-5965


Other119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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