Agricultural engineering education in Turkey: The struggle of separating engineering from science


Ucar T., Sabanci A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION, cilt.23, ss.545-556, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 23 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.545-556

Özet

While the education in agricultural engineering has been evolving worldwide to include more biological emphasis, there are still problems for this part of the profession to be identified and recognized correctly by the general public in Turkey. Agricultural engineering education and profession in Turkey has long been controversial since it has been confused with agricultural science education. We present the current interpretation of 'agricultural engineering' in Turkey and highlight how engineering education has been mixed up with science education in agriculture. We take a historical approach and propose possible remedies within the world's general engineering education trends.