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An Implementation of Continuous Improvement of the Engineering Management Program at California State University, Northridge

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

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June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014



Conference Session

Engineering Management Division Technical Session 2

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Engineering Management

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24.163.1 - 24.163.16

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S. Jimmy Gandhi California State University, Northridge


Ahmad R. Sarfaraz California State University, Northridge

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Ahmad Sarfaraz earned his Ph.D, from West Virginia University in
Industrial Engineering in 1988. He is currently full Professor in the Department of Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management at California State University, Northridge. His current research focuses on Engineering Operations Management, Applications of AHP and FAHP, and economic analysis. He is author or co-author of numerous publications. He is recipient of Engineer’s Council Merit Award for the year 2002 and 2005. He holds director of MSEM Solutions Center and Facilities-VEDC community service learning.

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Sina Talebian California State University, Northridge

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Graduate student in Engineering Management program at California State University, Northridge.

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An Implementation of Continuous Improvement of The Engineering Management Program at California State University, Northridge Sina Talebian, California State University, Northridge S. Jimmy Gandhi, California State University, Northridge Ahmad Sarfaraz, California State University, NorthridgeCalifornia State University, Northridge (CSUN) has a newly introduced undergraduate programin Engineering Management (EM) which will be going up for ABET accreditation in Fall 2015.In this paper, the authors will be discussing the efforts that are being carried out as part of thecontinuous improvement initiative required for ABET accreditation.As part of this work, the authors will research all the undergraduate EM programs across thecountry and then develop a survey of the potential course offerings that the program at CSUNcould have. This survey will then be distributed to students in the undergraduate EM major to actas a voice of customer, to understand the needs of the students and be aware of what courses theywould like to see offered under the EM Domain. Similarly, a survey will also be developed anddistributed to industry professionals at companies who the EM department works with, so thatwe can understand the needs of all the relevant stakeholders.A comparative analysis will be done between the data collected from the student sample as wellas the industry professionals and recommendations will be made as to improvements that can bemade in the course offerings in the EM program at CSUN.

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