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Title: Introducing Micro/Nanotechnology Education within the Industrial and Systems Engineering Curriculum PDF
Url: http://search.asee.org/search/fetch?url=file%3A%2F%2Flocalhost%2FE%3A...
Creator: Davdas, Pai
Desai, Salil
Sankar, Jagannathan
Publisher: ASEE Manufacturing Division
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Description: Industrial engineering (IE) programs are concerned with the design, improvement and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment and energy [1]. An important part of industrial engineering curriculum focuses on product/process design and optimization. The undergraduate course work within the manufacturing curriculum at North Carolina A&T State University focuses on hands-on laboratory machine-tool instruction, computer aided design & manufacturing and systems levels production control. Specifically, we offer three sequential manufacturing courses namely; INEN 246: Industrial Production Processes, INEN 324: Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing, INEN 446: Automation and Production Systems. In addition, students interested in manufacturing specialization chose a technical elective INEN 632: Robotics Systems and Applications towards their BS degree. The INEN 246: Industrial Production Processes course covers traditional manufacturing processes including metal casting, forming, material removal and joining. This is followed up with computer aided design and control of machine tools within the INEN 324: Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing course. Finally, students are instructed on the automation and integration of manufacturing systems within INEN 446: Automation and Production Systems.

The manufacturing coursework within our IE program is focused around macro and meso scale manufacturing technologies. However, with the ever shrinking sizes of devices, there is a renewed interest to study manufacturing processes at the micro and nano scales. Given the rapid advancement in the micro and nano processes it is imperative that we educate our students in manufacturing processes along varying length scales. Over the past year we have introduced micro and nanotechnology modules within two courses. This includes a mandatory undergraduate level course (INEN 324: CADCAM) where micro and nano manufacturing modules are developed. In addition, we have supplemented a combined graduate level and senior elective course (INEN 632: Robotics Systems and Applications) with modules in MEMS (microelectro- mechanical systems), micro and nano robotics. In this paper we discuss our experiences and insights drawn by introducing supplementary learning and experimental content within traditional IE courses. Key features include, teaming undergraduate and graduate students in multidisciplinary projects, exposure of these students to state-of-the-art micro and nano research facility at NC A&T SU, outreach to local schools and lectures to K-12 and prospective college students. Student feedback coupled with ABET course evaluation indicates a favorable response and strong demand for the introduction of Nano and Micro technologies within a traditional IE program.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Education -- Special topics, A-Z -- Engineering education
Fine arts -- Drawing. Design. Illustration -- Drawing. Design. Illustration -- Commercial art. Advertising art -- Data processing. Computer-aided design
Technology -- Chemical technology -- Biotechnology -- Processes, operations, and techniques -- Special, A-Z -- Nanotechnology
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Key Concept: Mechanical engineering -- Computer-aided design (CAD)
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
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Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
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Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2011-08-29 03:00:05 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-05-30 20:24:24 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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