ASME is implementing a multi-faceted program to close the gap between engineering education and industry.
“We are generating very competent engineers,” said ASME VP-Education Mohammad Hosni, professor of nuclear and mechanical engineering, Kansas State University. “But we do want to know that the needs of industry and the [competencies] of engineers are intersecting at the right place.”
The initiative serves as the implementation phase of “Vision 2030,” a multi-year study that surveyed engineering managers, early career mechanical engineers and university department heads of mechanical engineering to assure that newly graduated engineers are prepared to immediately add value when they join the workforce. Over time, there are expected to be major changes in the undergraduate curriculum as well as in the faculty training future engineers.