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Immersive Learning using Lean Six Sigma Methodology in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology Capstone Course
This paper will discuss how Lean Six Sigma immersive learning projects were used to satisfy requirements for Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MfgET) capstone experiences and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification projects; as well as satisfying an important component of Ball State University’s strategic plan. The three driving components will be summarized and a history of how Lean Six Sigma projects became the core which links the three driving components will be provided. Seven Lean Six Sigma projects (four of which also served as MfgET capstone projects) performed in the first cycle for the Minor in Process Improvement (2009) will be briefly described.
The Driving Components
Lean Six Sigma immersive learning projects immerged as the core which was used to satisfy the requirements of three driving components:
1. B.S. Manufacturing Engineering Technology Capstone Project as required by TAC/ABET Criteria. 2. Minor in Process Improvement which provides students Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training and requires students to complete a commercial project if they desire professional certification. 3. Ball State University’s Strategic Plan which emphasizes the importance and stipulates specific criteria which defines immersive learning.
These components are depicted graphically in Figure 1 Lean Six Sigma Immersive Learning Project Core of Driving Forces.
Figure 1 Lean Six Sigma Immersive Learning Project Core of Driving Forces
Leduc, A., & Hadley, G., & Ratzlaff, M. (2010, June), Immersive Learning Using Lean Six Sigma Methodology In The Manufacturing Engineering Technology Capstone Course Paper presented at 2010 Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky. 10.18260/1-2--15668
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