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A New Industrial and Systems Engineering Program: Benchmarking Results to Determine What and Why

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

Start Date

June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Conference Session

IED Technical Session: Preparing Programs for the Future

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Industrial Engineering

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Kate D. Abel Stevens Institute of Technology

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Kate Abel serves as the as the Director of the Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Management Program in the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology. She holds a Ph.D. in Technology Management and Applied Psychology. She has held several professional service positions, including the President of the Engineering Management Division of the American Society for Engineering Education and the President of Epsilon Mu Eta, the Engineering Management Honor Society. She teaches courses in Total Quality Management, Engineering Economy, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Entrepreneurial Analysis of Engineering Design, Statistics for Engineering Managers, Management of Engineering and Technology, and Senior Design. Her research areas include knowledge engineering, as well as knowledge and information management. She is a member of the Board of Advisors at West Point for the Department of Systems Engineering. She is also a member of several professional societies, including ASEE, ASEM, ASME, and EMH.

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The history of much of Industrial Engineering has its roots in the Industrial Revolution where technologies helped mechanize what had been manual labor. However a lot has changed in the 100 plus years since the Industrial Revolution started, and Industrial Engineering rightly changed along with it. Over time Industrial Engineering has taken different focuses and embodied different instruction by different educational institutions. Is it only just ‘gears and wrenches’? Or is there more to it? Are there specific identifiable focuses? If so, how could Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) articulate those focuses? If a university was to start a brand new Industrial and Systems Engineering program, what would it look like and why? These topics will be explored in this article focusing on the rollout of a brand new program in Industrial and Systems Engineering at the XXX University

Abel, K. D. (2018, June), A New Industrial and Systems Engineering Program: Benchmarking Results to Determine What and Why Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--29707

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