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Cdio Based Two Year Common Templates For Ece/Ecet And For Me/Met

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2009 Annual Conference & Exposition

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Austin, Texas

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June 14, 2009

Start Date

June 14, 2009

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June 17, 2009

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2153-5965

Conference Session

Issues and Direction in ET Education and Administration: Part II

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Engineering Technology

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18

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14.308.1 - 14.308.18

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https://peer.asee.org/5664

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Enrique Barbieri University of Houston

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ENRIQUE BARBIERI received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University. He was on the faculty of Electrical Engineering (1988-96) and a tenured Associate Professor and Chair of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (1996-98) at Tulane University. In 2002 he joined the University of Houston as Professor & Chair of the Department of Engineering Technology. He is a member of IEEE and ASEE and Chairs the Executive Council of the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center.

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Wajiha Shireen University of Houston

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WAJIHA SHIREEN received her PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University. She joined the University of Houston in 1993 where she is a full Professor of Engineering Technology and Electrical and Computer Engineering. She is an IEEE Senior member and is actively involved in teaching, research and consulting in the area of power electronics, motor drives, power quality and clean power utility interface issues.

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Farrokh Attarzadeh University of Houston

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Dr. Attarzadeh is an associate professor of Engineering Technology. He teaches software programming, digital logic, and is in charge of the senior project course in the Compute Engineering Technology Program. He is a member of ASEE and serves as Associated Editor for student papers of the Journal of Technology Interface (http://engr.nmsu.edu/~etti/).

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Raresh Pascali University of Houston

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Professor Raresh Pascali completed undergraduate studies at Brooklyn Poly in Aerospace Engineering, and graduate studies in Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is the Program Coordinator for the Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) Program. Prior to joining UH in Fall 2005, he was a faculty member at Texas A&M University in Galveston (TAMUG), in the Texas Maritime Academy in the Marine Engineering Technology Department. His current focus is in undergraduate engineering education with past support from NSF and TWC.

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Miguel Ramos University of Houston

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MIGUEL RAMOS is the Director of Accreditation and Assessment Services for the College of Technology. His primary focus is the practical application of assessment and evaluation strategies to enhance educational quality in the college and university. Prior to joining the University of Houston, Dr. Ramos worked as a researcher for the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, and as an Evaluator for Boston Connects. He earned a Ph.D. in Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation from Boston College in 2004.

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William Fitzgibbon University of Houston

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WILLIAM FITZGIBBON, III earned his PhD degree from Vanderbilt University. He is serving as Dean of the College of Technology and holds professorial rank in Mathematics and in Engineering Technology. He served as Chair of Mathematics, co-Head of Computer Science and President of the University of Houston Faculty Senate. He has held faculty positions at the University of California, San Diego and the University of Bordeaux I and the University of Bordeaux II as well as a research position at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois.

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CDIO-Based 2-Year Common Templates for ECE/ECET and for ME/MET

Abstract

A new educational paradigm was recently proposed by the authors that effectively places Engineering and Engineering Technology programs within the Conceive, Design, Implement, and Operate (CDIOTM http://www.cdio.org/) professional engineering spectrum. The new model advocates that a TAC/ABET accredited, 4-year B.S. degree in ET disciplines is a logical, viable, and in fact a key component in the student’s path to entering the engineering profession and in earning degrees from Engineering Departments. If the model is adopted, it is envisioned that a new first professional engineering degree can be constructed whereby: (1) All engineering-bound students would first complete 2 years of an ET program – such as Computer, Electrical, or Mechanical ET; (2) With proper advising and mentoring, those students interested and skilled to follow the more Conceive-Design side of engineering would transfer to a Department, College or School of Engineering and complete an Engineering degree in 2, 3 or 4 additional years; if 4 years, then the Department of Education definition of a first professional degree would be satisfied; and (3) Those students interested and skilled to follow the more applied Implement- Operate side of engineering would opt to complete the BS in ET degree in 2 additional years. Several benefits include: (1) Enrollment increase in both Engineering and in ET as a result of proper advising and mentoring in the early stages of the student’s university experience; (2) Retention rate increase at the upper level; (3) Avoidance of duplication efforts and resource expenses for staffing, equipping and maintaining laboratories needed in the first 2 years; and (4) Engineering departments can better focus on advanced/graduate level education with better utilization of professorial staff.

This article examines 2-year common curriculum templates for Electrical/Computer ET and Electrical/Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical ET programs based on CDIO, and summarizes preliminary assessment results of the proposed educational model collected from industry participants. The templates assume a full-time course of study in 4 semesters after which the student selects to either complete a BS in Engineering Technology in 2 additional years, or transfer to an Engineering degree plan which may be 2-, 3-, or 4-years long. Both plans are assumed to be constructed so as to be ABET Accredited by the appropriate Commission. The individual templates are being presented in separate articles at this conference through the corresponding IEEE and ASME Divisions. The templates are offered as a starting point to encourage further discussion.

Barbieri, E., & Shireen, W., & Attarzadeh, F., & Pascali, R., & Ramos, M., & Fitzgibbon, W. (2009, June), Cdio Based Two Year Common Templates For Ece/Ecet And For Me/Met Paper presented at 2009 Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, Texas. https://peer.asee.org/5664

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