Implications of Philosophy for Engineering and Engineering Technology Bachelors Programs

M. Dyrenfurth, Purdue University
Mike Murphy, Dublin Institute of Technology
William Grimson, Dublin Institute of Technology

Document Type Article

Proceedings of INTED2009 Conference, Valencia, Spain, 9-11 March, 2009.


This paper raises the question: What is philosophy and then, after describing its branches and school, it extends the definitions to implications for the practice of engineering and engineering technology education. It folds the definitions against the work of engineering faculty. The latter was described as including curriculum development, teaching, mentoring/advising, research/scholarship, and engagement. Sample codes of ethics are shared for engineering technology students and professionals.