February 24, 2009

The Engineer of 2020

The Engineer of 2020 Project is an effort to envision the future and predict what roles engineers might play in it. At the same time, it is used as a framework for engineering education in order to prepare future engineers for these roles. This report is a culmination of the first part of this project. It attempts to develop scenarios in which engineering expertise will be used in the future and to describe the roles that engineers will play in 2020. The next phase of this project will analyze and evaluate the effect on engineering education that this vision of 2020 will have and how to begin making changes now in order to prepare for it.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

The Engineer of 2020: Visions of Engineering in the New Century
National Academy of Engineering of the National Academies
TA 157 .E535 2004