St. Louis, Missouri
June 18, 2000
June 18, 2000
June 21, 2000
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An Alternate Learning Approach for the Engineering Management Program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Dr. Neslihan Alp and Dr. Phil Kazemersky University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
This paper describes the importance of the alternate learning approach, which is Web- based course delivery in the Engineering Management (EM) program in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). The EM program at UTC rests on the principles of bridging the gap between engineering and business. This program provides a vide variety of aspects in engineering management such as quality, reliability, product design, human resources, cost analysis, technology, and strategy. The program has a high demand from engineers who are currently working in the Chattanooga and surrounding areas. However, increasing work demands, necessity for travel, and/or relocation and job changes prevalent in the business environment make participation more and more difficult for individuals. Therefore, the EM program wants to offer an alternate and innovative learning environment for those individuals who want to enroll in this program.
The Engineering Management (EM) Program is a very challenging Master of Science program in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. It is not limited to managing engineers but includes the management of engineering and technical processes, services and products. The program is designed for engineers, scientists, and technologists who have moved or expect to move into areas of managerial responsibility. It has been a strong performer within the College and has had high demand from engineers currently working in the Chattanooga and surrounding areas. The EM program is designed principally to reach those individuals in the workforce. For example, the courses are delivered one night a week per course to minimize travel to campus. Since the need for advanced and/or continuing education is increasing, especially in the engineering and technology fields, the difficulty of traveling to campus places significant stress on individuals trying to further their education.
This paper emphasizes enhancing the EM program to address the above issues by extending the program’s reach to parts of the community and region not presently served and increasing the flexibility of program delivery. To do this, we must reach individuals who want to enroll in this program or continue in the program through alternate and innovative learning environments.
Kazemersky, D. P., & Alp, D. N. (2000, June), An Alternate Learning Approach For The Engineering Management Program At The University Of Tennessee At Chattanooga Paper presented at 2000 Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri. https://peer.asee.org/8857
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