Engineering education is the activity of teaching knowledge and principles related to the professional practice of engineering. The initial education for becoming an engineer and any advanced education and specializations that follow are some of the main things that students learn in engineering schools. Usually education is accompanied by additional examinations and supervised training as the requirements for the professional engineering license. In primary and secondary schools technology education often serves as the foundation for engineering education at the university level. Education in the United States is a part of the STEM initiative in public schools. Service-learning in this field is gaining popularity within the variety of disciplinary focuses within engineering education including construction science, mechanical engineering, computer science and engineering and other forms of related education. There are forty institutions in Canada that offer 239 engineering accredited programs delivering a Bachelor’s degree after a term of four years. Also many schools offer graduate level degrees in the applied sciences. Every university in this country that offers degrees in engineering needs to be accredited by the CEAB, thus ensuring high standards are enforced at all universities. The degrees in Canada are district from these in engineering technology which are more diplomas and applied degrees.


Engineering schools

Most of the degree programs in engineering schools in USA require about two years of core courses. This is where a typical engineering student would learn mathematics, English composition, general chemistry and modern physics and introductory engineering in several areas that are required for a satisfactory engineering background and to be successful in their program of choice. Often are also required to be taken several courses in humanities or social sciences, but are commonly elective courses from a broad choice. Required common engineering courses typically include engineering drawing, statics and dynamics, strength of materials, electrical engineering and perhaps some systems of industrial engineering. Students should be looking to decide what specialization they would like to study by the end of the first year. Specializations could include civil, electrical, mechanical, industrial, aerospace and many other specializations. An engineering student will begin to take such classes that will build on the education that they have received and focus their future education toward their specialization or field of study after choosing a specialization. Engineering students often undertake a design or other special project specific to their field towards the end of their undergraduate education. The engineer will often enter an internship or engineering in training status for approximately 4 years after formal education. After that time he can decide if or not to take a state licensing test to make them a Professional Engineer. The traditional Phd and the doctor of engineering are two types of doctorates available in engineering schools. The first focuses on research and academic excellence, whereas the doctor of engineering focuses on practical engineering. The education requirements are the same for both degrees. The dissertation required is different, however. First requires the standard research problem and the doctor of engineering focuses on a practical dissertation.