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Developing A New Program In Marine Engineering Technology: Once The Program Begins To Take Shape, What Next? How Can We Keep Its Momentum Moving Forward?

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2007 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Honolulu, Hawaii

Publication Date

June 24, 2007

Start Date

June 24, 2007

End Date

June 27, 2007

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Issues Affecting Engineering Technology Program Development

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Engineering Technology

Page Count

11

Page Numbers

12.481.1 - 12.481.11

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https://peer.asee.org/2750

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Anthony Dean Old Dominion University

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ANTHONY W. DEAN is Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology at Old Dominion University. He received a Ph.D. in Engineering Management and a B.S. in Engineering Technology from ODU. Additionally, Dr. Dean received an MBA from the College of William and Mary. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Dean was Director of Operations and Business Development for Clark-Smith Associates, P.C., and served as an Electrician in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS South Carolina and the USS Enterprise.

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Gary Crossman Old Dominion University

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GARY R. CROSSMAN is Department Chair of Engineering Technology and Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Old Dominion University. Professor Crossman has over 35 years of experience in engineering technology education. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and a Master of Engineering degree from Old Dominion University. He has been very active in the Engineering Technology Division and the Engineering Technology Council of ASEE, holding several positions in ETD, including chair. He has also been active in TAC of ABET, as a commissioner and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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Reina Gerard U.S. Navy

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Captian Reina holds an B.S. in Engineering from Mississippi State University and M.S.in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Post Graduate school in Monterray, CA. He is currently the Carrier Maintenance Branch Head for Fleet Forces Command, and the American Society of Naval Engineers Vice-Chairman, Tidewater Section.

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Developing a New Program in Marine Engineering Technology: Once the Program Begins to Take Shape, What Next? – How Can It Keep Its Momentum Moving Forward?

Abstract

In 2006, the Department of Engineering Technology, in the Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University, began a sustained effort to promote and develop a strong course of study in Marine Engineering Technology1,3. Located in Norfolk, Virginia, Old Dominion University, and particularly the Department of Engineering Technology, is uniquely positioned to deploy such a program with strong ties to the world’s largest Naval Base, superlative shipbuilding, maintenance and repair facilities. Development of such a program in support of one of the regions largest industries however, is not without challenges.

The Marine Engineering Technology program’s goal is to provide the student with the skills necessary for success working in the commercial or naval ship design field and includes exposure to basic ship characteristics, the unique aspects of ship design, familiarization with ship construction processes and techniques, various shipboard systems, basic shipboard operations and maintenance principles and philosophies. This paper expands on the insight developed in an attempt to expand an existing TAC of ABET3 accredited program to meet the needs of an industry segment. This paper also details the insight garnered from meeting with local professional society chapters and the type of support that is out there for others seeking to expand programs of interest of local industry. This paper also details the to-date progress of this program. It also highlights the collaborative process between industry and academia in the development of new curricula to meet the needs of a particular industry segment, and how a program can make effective use of industry experts in strengthening the curriculum being offered.

Introduction

The Department of Engineering Technology1 in conjunction with members of its advisory board has begun a sustained effort to promote and develop a strong course of study in Marine Engineering Technology. Old Dominion University, and particularly the Department of Engineering Technology, is uniquely positioned to develop such a program. Located in Norfolk, Virginia with strong ties to the largest Naval Base in the world and superlative shipbuilding, maintenance and repair facilities4 (Virginia’s Electronic Labor Market Access List names over 40 organizations employing individuals in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in Hampton Roads). This list includes Northrup Grumman Newport News, a $4 billion world-class shipbuilding enterprise, and the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and has resulted in high interest for development of such a program in support of one of the regions largest industries. A full scale program in this area will establish the Batten College of Engineering and Technology as a center of excellence in the area of Marine Engineering Technology. In taking full advantage of our proximity to some of the United States largest employers in this sector, opportunities for research funding and support are limitless.

Dean, A., & Crossman, G., & Gerard, R. (2007, June), Developing A New Program In Marine Engineering Technology: Once The Program Begins To Take Shape, What Next? How Can We Keep Its Momentum Moving Forward? Paper presented at 2007 Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, Hawaii. https://peer.asee.org/2750

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