ERIC Number: ED253655
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Manufacturing Engineering Technology Programs throughout Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.
Edwards, John T.
A study examined the extent to which postsecondary institutions in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio were addressing the needs of industry for those individuals desiring to enter the field of manufacturing engineering technology. The population for the study included all those schools in the three target states that were identified by a directory compiled by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers as having programs in manufacturing engineering. Current catalogs were obtained for each institution in the sample, and courses of study listed in these publications were analyzed and categorized. Institutions having Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) certification were compared to non-accredited institutions. A majority of both ABET-accredited and non-accredited programs required courses in introductory computer programming, statistics, technical mathematics, physics, English composition and speech, and economics. With respect to technical courses, every institution in the population sample placed the highest value on courses in manufacturing materials and processes and technical drawing. Of the accredited schools, 83 percent required a senior project as opposed to only 43 percent of the non-accredited schools. It was concluded that a high degree of freedom exists in developing curricula designed to prepare manufacturing engineering professionals and to contribute to their continued growth. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Indiana; Kentucky; Ohio; Regional Surveys; United States (Midwest)
Note: A presentation based on this document was made at the American Vocational Association Convention (New Orleans, LA, December 1984).