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Title: A Manufacturing Systems Capstone Course PDF
Url: http://search.asee.org/search/fetch?url=file%3A%2F%2Flocalhost%2FE%3A...
Creator: Anderson, John
Publisher: ASEE Manufacturing Division
Oregon Institute of Technology
Description: Capstone courses serve a valuable function in Engineering and Engineering Technology curricula. Typically these courses offer the student an opportunity to integrate the lessons learned in engineering science classes, as well as transition from the textbook problems with a limited scope to more open ended problems. A capstone course also offers the opportunity to fill in some gaps in the students academic background prior to entering the professional ranks. The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) [1] has developed a quantitative survey instrument to measure the technical and professional competency of newly hired manufacturing engineers and rate how well these new engineers met expectations. If the survey respondent rated a competency of a new engineer as below or well below expectations, they were asked to rate how important this competency was to the success of their company. Using the results of this survey SME ranked the competencies in order by their importance to organizations and the frequency they were cited as falling short of expectations. The competencies are listed in order: 1) Business knowledge/ skill; 2) Project management; 3) Written communications; 4) Supply chain management; 5) Specific manufacturing processes (hands-on experience in at least one process); 6) Oral communications/ listening; 7) International perspective; 8) Manufacturing process control; 9) Quality; 10) Problem solving; 11) Teamwork/ working effectively w/ others; 12) Materials; 13) Product/ process design; 14) Engineering fundamentals; & 15) Personal Attributes. This listing proves a good source of input for the design of a manufacturing oriented capstone course. In addition, the thrust of the course should be determined. Manufacturing engineering encompasses a wide variety of topics. Several valid approaches are possible in a capstone course, including quality systems, process analysis, or a more general approach.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Education -- Special topics, A-Z -- Engineering education
Education -- Theory and practice of education -- Teaching (Principles and practice) -- Instructional systems -- Instructional systems design
Technology -- Manufactures -- Production management. Operations management -- Manufacturing engineering. Process engineering
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Date Issued: 2005
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Reference
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: American Society for Engineering Education
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2012-03-19 03:30:09 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-05-31 14:49:41 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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