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Topic Title: Engineers in the eyes of the public
Topic Summary: Universities consider two year engineering degree
Created On: 30 December 2009 09:58 PM
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 30 December 2009 09:58 PM
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Dear Sir/Madam,

I was shocked a couple of weeks ago to hear an item on the BBC news reporting on the uptake at universities being so great that there were recommendations for certain courses to be shortened to two years. In the news item the reporter then finished off his spot with "possible vocational courses such as engineering...could be completed in two years instead of three". I felt objection to this report due to its implication that engineering was somehow a minor subject. This kind of wording by an institution such as the BBC can only prove damaging to the uptake and support of engineering courses.

Does the IET have some influence when it comes to pushing, promoting and supporting engineering courses? Would the IET back an engineering course that could be completed in two years?

If anybody else has seen this report or has views on this subject I would be glad to hear these.

Yours sincerely,

Jonathan Tavill MIET
 31 December 2009 11:10 AM
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