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Development of A Method To Predict How Successful A Student Will Be In An Engineering Program
The foundations of an undergraduate engineering education are courses in mathematics and physical and natural sciences. So much so that many colleges and universities uses these courses to reduce the total number of students matriculating through there respective programs. But is that really true? Calculus I is typically taught in the first semester of most college freshman programs when students are still developing their skills as university students. Whereas the first course in physics is taught after that first mathematics class has been completed. Which course is more predictive to a successful engineering student? What is discussed here is a method developed to mine the data in the data management system and one method to assess the results of these students. Also provided is a sample of the results of an initial sampling of data from multiple years.