June 28, 1998
June 28, 1998
July 1, 1998
3.56.1 - 3.56.7
A Technology Curriculum for the Year 2000 and Beyond Minor in Management Program for Technology Sashi Sekhar, Shomir Sil/Chandra Sekhar Department of Management/Department of Electrical Engineering Technology Purdue University Calumet
Whether it be in Industry or in the Service sector, today’s Technology graduates are developing, implementing, and maintaining systems that are the foundations of the American economy. So, what is next for these individuals who understand the technical aspects, but not necessarily the economic ramifications?
Companies have realized the benefits of Technology graduates as front-line supervisors, trainers, plant engineers, maintenance technicians, and simply “jacks-of-all-trades”. They are being asked to provide economic analyses for projects, supervise employees, manage projects, and provide basic financial data. But, are these graduates well-prepared to face these assignments? Companies actively promote Technologists who have both managerial and technical competencies into technical management positions.
A curriculum being developed at Purdue University Calumet (PUC) by the Electrical Engineering Technology (EET) Department proposes to incorporate a Minor offered by the School of Management in its’ Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology to provide their graduates with essential management skills required in today’s workplace. With these practical tools “in-hand” as well as their “hands-on” education, EET graduates will find more opportunities available in areas outside the mainstream of technical occupations. Ultimately, this combination of skills will provide EET graduates with an effective track for career advancement.
This paper will discuss the curriculum details necessary to achieving these objectives.
Sil, S., & Sekhar, S., & Sekhar, C. R. (1998, June), A Technology Curriculum For The Year 2000 And Beyond Minor In Management Program For Technology Paper presented at 1998 Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington. https://peer.asee.org/7469
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