Date of Award
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
Dr. John Feirer
Dr. Charles Risher
Dr. Michael Atkins
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.
Curtis, "The Development of a Curriculum Model for Undergraduate Education of Manufacturing Engineers" (1982). Master's Theses. 1701.