San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
25.103.1 - 25.103.15
A Strategic Analysis of Graduate Programs in Engineering TechnologyEngineering Technology programs have been serving our society for several decades by trainingstudents with engineering principles integrated with hands-on experiences. A variety ofEngineering Technology or Technology programs are offered across the USA and a few newones have emerged in recent years. At the same time, several few universities have developedgraduate programs (M.S or PhD.) in the recent years. This paper will provide an overview ofdifferent graduate programs (their structure, duration, scope of the programs) available within theEngineering Technology arena. A comprehensive strategic analysis on strength, weakness, threatand opportunities for graduate programs in Engineering Technologies in the next 25 years will bepresented. A supply chain concept will be used to further analyze the student’s professional andlearning needs and the ability of the programs in preparing the students for their professionalsuccess will be discussed. Both macro and micro analysis with respect to the competitiveness,challenges, and opportunities of the engineering technology graduate programs within thecontext of other disciplinary graduate programs in Engineering, Management and otherinterdisciplinary graduate programs within a University framework will be elaborated. Finally,strategic recommendations (based on the above described analysis) for the growth andsustainability of engineering technology graduate programs will be reported.
Panigrahi, S., & Burbank, K. (2012, June), A Strategic Analysis of Graduate Programs in Engineering Technology Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--20863
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