09/08/2007

Growing fields in engineering

The 2008 edition of US News' Best Graduate Schools currently identified two hot areas of engineering for the future...

1. Environmental Engineering - It's a growing field, and engineers are needed to clean up existing pollution problems and prevent future ones.

2. Service Science, Management, and Engineering (SSME) [1] - This emerging discipline is getting a big push from industry, including IBM and Hewlett-Packard. SSME combines engineering, computer science, economics, and management to improve the service sector.

[1] Service Science, Management, and Engineering (SSME) is a term introduced by IBM to describe Services Sciences, an interdisciplinary approach to the study, design, and implementation of services systems – complex systems in which specific arrangements of people and technologies take actions that provide value for others. More precisely, SSME has been defined as the application of science, management, and engineering disciplines to tasks that one organization beneficially performs for and with another. Source : Wikipedia.

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