Generalist - or Specialist?

The debate as to whether civil engineers should be trained as generalists or as specialists was already being held in the last century.

 At that time, however, the discussion in this regard was rather hypothetical or forward-looking, as the civil engineering degree programmes almost without exception followed the principle of training generalists.
This discussion became more concrete at the beginning of this millennium when, as a result of the Bologna Process, the range of degree programmes on offer changed.

In order to understand this change, but also the fundamental ideas behind this discussion, it is first necessary to look back.

published: Redaktion Baustatik-Baupraxis, Tue, 12 Jul 2022