San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
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1 Infusing A Sustainable Green Manufacturing Course into Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineering Technology ProgramABSTRACTGreen manufacturing is an emerging field in recent years and is also the sustainable developmentmodel for modern manufacturing industries. Sustainable green manufacturing encompasses theconcept of combining technical issues of design and manufacturing, energy conservation,pollution prevention, health and safety of communities and consumers. Many industries aredirecting their resources to reduce the environmental impact of their produced products andservices. To remain competitive in the global economy, these industries to train engineering andtechnology professionals who understand the impact of their decisions on the environment andsociety. It is important for universities to prepare these future engineering technologists to meetthis need. Many technology programs do not offer this type of information to their undergraduatestudents. The goal of this paper is to assess the current undergraduate mechanical engineeringtechnology program curriculum at Metropolitan State College of Denver (MSCD) with regard tosustainable green manufacturing predominantly metal working based manufacturing curriculum.In this paper we will discuss key topics that can be infused into manufacturing coursework atMSCD to include sustainability principles. Finally, the ABET process and the existingcurriculum will be reviewed to indentify barriers and inclusion of sustainable greenmanufacturing course into current curriculum.
Kalla, D. K., & Brown, A. (2012, June), Infusing a Sustainable Green Manufacturing Course into Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21533
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