ERIC Number: ED122155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar-15
Reference Count: N/A
Experiment in Materials Processing Engineering Education: The Industrial Internship Program. Interim Report on Task "A".
Weinmann, K. J.; And Others
The problem of productivity and its impact on manufacturing engineering is the main focus of a program designed to develop a university-industry relationship that will provide professional training to students and input into the manufacturing industry. The current status of existing university-industry interaction at the foreign and domestic levels and cooperative programs are discussed as well as other tasks to be completed by the program. A paper reviewing the proposed engineering internship program is included with supporting charts. The program centers on industry, student, and university characteristics and their interrelationships. The major part of the document (63 pages) consists of two reports on visits abroad (Germany, and Japan and Korea) to study aspects of university--industry interaction. The report on Germany describes the institutions visited, contacts established, and the types of activities observed. It provides an in-depth description of engineering education and research at the university with emphasis on manufacturing. The report on Japan and Korea is presented in three parts: (1) information on engineering education in Japan, (2) individual reports on specific visits in Japan, and (3) information on technical education and research in Korea. A 45-page section presents three reports on symposia conducted and attended as part of the program. (Author/EC)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Engineering Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Manufacturing Industry, Productivity, Program Descriptions, Program Development, School Business Relationship, Technical Education, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton.
Identifiers - Location: Germany; Japan; South Korea