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Emerging Topics For Industrial Engineering Curriculum

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2006 Annual Conference & Exposition

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Chicago, Illinois

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June 18, 2006

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June 18, 2006

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June 21, 2006

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2153-5965

Conference Session

Current Topics in IE Education

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Industrial Engineering

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11

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11.532.1 - 11.532.11

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Luis Rabelo University of Central Florida

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LUIS RABELO, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. He received dual degrees in Electrical and Me-chanical Engineering from the University of Panama and Master degrees from the Florida Institute of Technology and the University of Missouri-Rolla. He received a Ph.D. in Engineering Management from the University of Mis-souri-Rolla in 1990. He also holds dual MS degrees in Aerospace Systems Engineering & Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Ethling Hernandez University of Central Florida

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Ethling Hernandez is a Master’s Degree student of the Engineering Management program in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering in December 2004, from UCF. She is a student member of the Industrial Engineering Society as well as the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Since 2003, Ethling has been a Research Assistant for the IEMS department. Some of her interests are Project Management, Program Development and Quality.

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Lesia Crumpton-Young University of Central Florida

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Hamidreza Eskandari University of Central Florida

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HAMIDREZA ESKANDARI is a Ph.D. candidate in the
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
Systems at the University of Central Florida in Orlando,
Florida. He received his Bachelor's degree in Electrical
Engineering from the University of Tehran in 1998 and his
Master's degree in Socio-Economic Systems Engineering
from the Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran,
Iran in 2001. His research interests include Simulation
Modeling and Analysis, Multiple Criteria Decision
Making, Multiobjective Optimization and Curriculum Development. He is a member
of IIE and INFORMS.

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Serge Sala-Diakanda University of Central Florida

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SERGE N. SALA-DIAKANDA is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at the University of Central Florida. He holds a B.S in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aero-nautical University, a M.S. in Manufacturing Processes and Systems and a Certificate in Quality Assurance from the University of Central Florida. He has worked as a research assistant with the Center for NASA Simulation Research Group since the fall of 2003. His areas of interest include information fusion, aircraft design and object-oriented simulation of aircraft, and spacecraft development.

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Sandra Furterer

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Sandra L. Furterer, Ph.D. is the Assistant Department Chair in the Industrial Engineering and Management Systems department in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Furteres research and teaching interests are change management related to application of Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma, as well as engineering education.

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Kent Williams University of Central Florida

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Dr. Kent Williams, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Central Florida. He received a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology/Human Information Processing from the University of Connecticut, and an M.A. in General Experimental Psychology/Neuroscience from Connecticut College. His specialties are Simulation and Training Systems Design and Development, Cognitive Science, Cognitive Simulation and Cognitive Modeling, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Human Computer Interface Design and Evaluation, Human Learning and Memory, among other areas. He is redesigning the instructional strategies using Cognitive Learning Theories for the Reengineering the Undergraduate IE Curriculum NSF research project.

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Emerging Topics for Industrial Engineering Curriculum

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The primary purpose of this study was to identify the desired characteristics of an undergraduate Industrial Engineer as an entry-level employee, and to determine the emerging topic areas that should be incorporated into the reengineered curriculum. This research study will help determine the future focus on curriculum development to be more responsive to the needs and requirements of industry.

This paper will explain the process to validate and obtain the different emerging topics. The principal research method employed was a modified three round Delphi study that targeted Industry and Academia. The research findings obtained from the first round of the study are discussed that identify the desired characteristics, and the most important emerging topics to be incorporated into the reengineered curriculum.

1 Introduction The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at the University of Central Florida has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to Re- engineer the curriculum of Industrial Engineering. One of the first steps is to study and to obtain the different emerging topics to be included in this curriculum.

It is very well known in the 21st Century that the new varied forces of globalization, the development of electronic commerce which is a true manifestation of World Wide Web, the appearance of new methodologies/tools to integrate engineering and business functions, supply chain management and their complex interrelationships are shaping the competitive landscape of business. This new force brings opportunities and makes it necessary to reformulate, streamline, and update Industrial Engineering. These new forces have created the need for emergent topics and modifications to existing ones, which will be covered in this paper. This paper will explain the process to validate and obtain the different emerging topics. We started with surveys including Industry and Academia. Then, we proceeded with a systematic Delphi study.

The organization of the paper is as follows. The objective of the research study is explained in section two. The methodology employed is described in section three, followed by the results and findings of the study in section four. Finally, conclusions and recommendations are given in section five.

2 Purpose of the Study The primary purpose of this study was to identify the desired characteristics of an undergraduate Industrial Engineer as an entry-level employee, and to determine the emerging topic areas that should be incorporated into the reengineered curriculum. This research study will help determine the future focus on curriculum development to be more responsive to the needs and

Rabelo, L., & Hernandez, E., & Crumpton-Young, L., & Eskandari, H., & Sala-Diakanda, S., & Furterer, S., & Williams, K. (2006, June), Emerging Topics For Industrial Engineering Curriculum Paper presented at 2006 Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, Illinois. https://peer.asee.org/1452

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