Posted January 7th, 2010
The system of engineering education in the United States is going through a “paradigm shift”, says Jerry M Hultin, president, Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly). He explains what this means and what benefits this brings to Indian students.
My answer is more subtle than just pointing out the differences between the US and Germany or France. I think the US is on the verge of a paradigm shift in engineering education, from traditional discipline-based engineering education to an ‘educate-to-innovate’ approach. I think this emerging need to change the educational model in the US is even more important than a comparison with the rest of the world.