The Olin Curriculum: Thinking Toward the Future
© 2005 IEEE. This article was published in IEEE Transactions on Education, vol. 48, Iss. 1, pages 198-205 and may be found here.
In 1997, the F. W. Olin Foundation of New York established the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, MA, with the mission of creating an engineering school for the 21st century. Over the last five years, the college has transformed from an idea to a functioning entity that admitted its first freshman class in fall 2002. This paper describes the broad outlines of the Olin curriculum with some emphasis on the electrical and computer engineering degree. The curriculum incorporates the best practices from many other institutions as well as new ideas and approaches in an attempt to address the future of engineering education.
Mark Somerville; David Anderson; Hillary Berbeco; John Bourne; Jill Crisman; Diana Dabby; Helen Donis-Keller; Stephen Holt; Sherra E. Kerns; David V. Kerns, Jr.; Robert Martello; Richard Miller; Michael Moody; Gill Pratt; Joanne C. Pratt; Christina Shea; Stephen Schiffman; Sarah Spence Adams; Lynn Andrea Stein; Jonathan Stolk; Brian D. Storey; Burt S. Tilley; Benjamin Vandiver; and Yevgeniya Zastavker. "The Olin Curriculum: Thinking Toward the Future" IEEE Transactions on Education 48.1 (2005): 198-205.
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