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A Graduate Engineering Technology Online Course in Sustainable and Green Manufacturing

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2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Atlanta, Georgia

Publication Date

June 23, 2013

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June 23, 2013

End Date

June 26, 2013



Conference Session

Methods, Techniques, and New Programs in Graduate Education

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Graduate Studies

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23.50.1 - 23.50.13



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Richard Chiou Drexel University

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Tzu-Liang Bill Tseng University of Texas, El Paso

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Yalcin Ertekin Drexel University (Tech.)


M. Eric Carr Drexel University Orcid 16x16

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Mr. Eric Carr is currently the Laboratory Technician for Drexel University's Engineering Technology program. Eric assists faculty members with the development and implementation of various Engineering Technology courses, and enjoys finding innovative ways to use microcontrollers and other technologies to enhance Drexel's Engineering Technology course offerings. Eric holds an MS in Computer Engineering from Drexel University and is an author of several recent technical papers in the field of Engineering Technology Education.

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A Graduate Engineering Technology Online Course in Sustainable and Green Manufacturing AbstractThis paper describes the development of a new graduate engineering technology onlinecourse in sustainable and green manufacturing. The course is intended to provide an in-depth overview of environmental issues in manufacturing and industrial resources toreduce the environmental impact of their produced products and services. Greenmanufacturing is an emerging field in recent years and is also the sustainabledevelopment model for modern manufacturing industries. Sustainable greenmanufacturing encompasses the design of manufacturing processes designed to result inenergy conservation, pollution prevention or reduction, and increased health and safety ofcommunities, employees, and consumers. The goal of this paper is to implement thecurrent graduate engineering technology online program at Drexel University (DU) withregard to sustainable and green manufacturing in our predominantly manufacturing-basedcurriculum. In this paper we will discuss key environmental topics that can be integratedinto manufacturing coursework at DU to include sustainability principles. Finally, thegraduate online course has been taught, evaluated, and reviewed to indentify barriers tothe inclusion of sustainable green manufacturing course into the current curriculum.

Chiou, R., & Tseng, T. B., & Ertekin, Y., & Carr, M. E. (2013, June), A Graduate Engineering Technology Online Course in Sustainable and Green Manufacturing Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--19064

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