Engineering technology education in an era of globalization

Scott Danielson, Val Hawks, John R. Hartin

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

7 Scopus citations


The world has become a fundamentally different place than it was when most engineering technology (ET) curricula were devised and implemented. Graduates must interact in a global environment, as international corporations are the rule in virtually any sector where ET graduates seek jobs: electronics, automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, energy. Unfortunately, what graduates need to compete in those environments is not yet a significant part of many engineering technology programs. Engineering technology programs in the U.S. must adapt to the globalization of industry, and prepare faculty and students to face these new challenges. After setting the larger stage of engineering technology education in a global environment, specific details relating to Arizona State University, Brigham Young University, and Purdue University's activities towards meeting this challenge are detailed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1424402565, 9781424402564
StatePublished - 2006
Event36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 28 2006Oct 31 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565


Other36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Curriculum change
  • Engineering technology
  • Globalization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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