Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

First Advisor

Dr. John Feirer

Second Advisor

Dr. Charles Risher

Third Advisor

Dr. Michael Atkins

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The purpose of this research was to identify course work that could be used to develop a specific unified undergraduate curriculum in manufacturing engineering technology, that both satisfies existing academic constraints and thinking, as well as industry's desire for a practical, yet highly qualified engineer.

The population surveyed was a combination of educators and industrial people with a vested interest in manufacturing engineering, from across the United States. The survey results, rating the relative importance of ninety seven different courses, were used to develop a model undergraduate curriculum in manufacturing engineering.

The findings supported the original hypothesis by showing that such a unified curriculum could be generally agreed upon.

The development of this model curriculum is a starting point, requiring further refinement based on typical entry level positions available and the respective work content therein.