A universal language in the engineering higher education role of descriptive geometry in laying foundations of engineering education

  • Teréz Bárd-Feind

Abstract

In past decades, the quantity of graphical data carriers and information transferred by them has multiplied. Selection, interpretation and reception of knowledge forwarded by images seriously try human visual thinking. In addition to traditional tools of engineering communication, computer-aided techniques are also spreading. These facts force us to reconsider the role and place of engineering representation in engineering education. What values do this more than 300-year old basic subject represent in the university subject structure in the 21st century? What opportunities are there under which conditions for formation of visual thinking of engineers-to-be and their skills in drawing? This paper discusses these issues.
Keywords: descriptive geometry, visual thinking, engineering communication
How to Cite
Bárd-Feind, T. (2008) “A universal language in the engineering higher education role of descriptive geometry in laying foundations of engineering education”, Periodica Polytechnica Architecture, 39(1), pp. 3-8. https://doi.org/10.3311/pp.ar.2008-1.01.
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