St. Louis, Missouri
June 18, 2000
June 18, 2000
June 21, 2000
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Competencies in Manufacturing Engineering Technology programs from employer’s point of view.
Bob Lahidji, Ph.D., CMfgE Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI. 48197 734-487-2040 firstname.lastname@example.org
This paper seeks to identify the competencies that employers of manufacturing engineering technology graduates must have in order to succeed in today’s working environment. The result of this survey will provide a guideline, which will help improve existing manufacturing engineering technology programs, or assist in establishing new programs.
The changes in the manufacturing environment caused by implementation of new technology and new production systems has created the need to update the competencies which employers seek in graduates of manufacturing engineering technology programs. Today’s engineers are becoming an integrator, and a coordinator of information, technology, and people. Teamwork and people skills play an important role in the work of the future manufacturing engineers. This principle of integrating the environment must be reflected in manufacturing education. For graduates of manufacturing engineering technology programs to succeed in the manufacturing enterprise, they must possess the competencies that the employer desires.
The purpose of this presentation is to report the findings of a survey based on competencies that employers identified to be essential to the success of manufacturing engineering technology in industry.
Engineering Technology Programs
Four-year Engineering Technology programs started in the early 1960's because engineering programs were becoming too theoretical. A baccalaureate in engineering technology prepares individuals to become engineering technologists. The Engineering Technology Council has defined engineering technology as a:
Lahidji, B. (2000, June), Competencies In Manufacturing Engineering Technology Programs From Employer’s Point Of View Paper presented at 2000 Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri. https://peer.asee.org/8221
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