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Enhancement of a Civil Engineering Technology Curriculum by the Addition of a Minor in Engineering Management
Vernon W. Lewis, Jr. and Paul Kauffmann Department of Engineering Technology Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia
The Engineering Technology Program at Old Dominion University offers ABET accredited options in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Technology. In recent years this offering has been expanded to include emphasis areas such as Surveying/Geomatics, Computer Engineering Technology and Nuclear Engineering Technology, under the umbrella of the three original programs. Old Dominion University requires students to meet their Upper Division General Education Requirements with a minor, a cluster (advanced study in a focus area) or a second major.
In assessing the needs of students for workplace success, the department Industrial Advisory Board, strongly suggested incorporation of course content in the areas of business and management. Within the College of Engineering and Technology, the Department of Engineering Management offers only graduate degrees, but supports other departments with courses at the undergraduate level. The Civil Engineering Technology program collaborated with the Engineering Management department to include courses in the curriculum that incorporate a minor in Engineering Management that addresses the concepts identified by the advisory group. This paper discusses the workplace need this direction addresses, the influence the change has made on the curriculum and the advantages following graduation that students experience.
The Engineering Technology Program at Old Dominion University has programs in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Technology. The Civil program includes emphasis areas in Design, Construction and Surveying. The total enrollment of the program is about 100 students. Students attend classes both on campus and through the TELETECHNET distance- learning program with the majority of the students in distance-learning. The paradigm for the delivery of these distance classes, particularly the laboratories has been the topic of numerous publications.1,2,3
Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2002, American Society for Engineering Education
Lewis, V., & Kauffmann, P. (2002, June), Enhancement Of A Civil Engineering Technology Curriculum By The Addition Of A Minor In Engineering Management Paper presented at 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. 10.18260/1-2--10732
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