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Publication Title

2001 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings


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2001 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Albuquerque, New Mexico. June 21-24


The “Global Engineering in an Interconnected World” cluster of courses fosters among students an awareness and understanding of global technology, quality assurance standards, and differences in cultural, communication, and business practices and their impact on a global work environment. This cluster will prepare the growing numbers of students who will accept employment with global firms or find themselves part of a merger or strategic alliance involving multinational corporations. This newly approved cluster of five courses described in the paper has been approved by the University for satisfying University upper-division general education requirements. As a consequence, students choosing this route to meet their general education requirements do not have to take additional courses to obtain a global perspective in their chosen field of study.


© 2001 American Society for Engineering Education, ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, June 24-27, 2001, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Original Publication Citation

Chaturvedi, S., Crossman, G., Swart, W., & Betit, J. (2001). Global engineering in an interconnected world: An upper division general education cluster at Old Dominion University. Paper presented at the 2001 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 21-24.