Engineering Education; Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education Volume 7

Engineering Education; Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...purpose, take the place of the usual text-books. These are issued of a size convenient for the pocket. The student is pledged not to allow others to share in their use. The papers on any given subject are furnished collectively in book-form, at the beginning or end of the course. Each instruction paper is accompanied by an examination paper containing the questions which the student is required to answer. These answers are promptly and carefully corrected. The writer has seen ample evidence that at the better schools this important feature receives close, painstaking attention. A final examination is usually prescribed at the end of the course. The award is commonly in the form of a certificate of study or of proficiency. A single institution confers the regular degrees. To the latter practice reference will be made hereafter. The tuition fees are moderate, in fact lower than the average cost of text-books in the regular technical schools. The charges on the installment plan are relatively much higher. The other expenses are for a drawing outfit, paper and postage in one direction. A paid-up scholarship is non-forfeitable. Its holder may consume as much or as little time as he elects for the completion of his course. The unused portion of a scholarship is transferable at the option of the owner. In short, the financial policy in general is quite liberal to the student. The only educational requisites are a knowledge of reading and writing. The courses in pure mathematics begin with arithmetic and end with trigonometry. The instruction papers on technical subjects are usually prepared by graduate engineers, sometimes men of considerable ability and practical experience, but not always connected with the schools. Such men also exercise a...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236932919
  • 9781236932914