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Integrated Curriculum Design for an Industrial Engineering Undergraduate Program in Latin America

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2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

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June 26, 2016

End Date

June 29, 2016





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Industrial Engineering Division Technical Session 3

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Industrial Engineering

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Angelica Burbano Universidad Icesi

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Angelica Burbano C.,holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arkansas. She holds a MSOM from Universidad Icesi and a BS in industrial engineering from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana both in Cali, Colombia. She is a Fulbright Scholar 2007 and a fellow AOTS, Japan 2000.
Angelica has previous experience (five years) in the food manufacturing industry (experience related to inventory management and production planning and control, also information systems such as ERP). During her studies in the United States she worked a research assistant at the Center for Innovation on Healthcare Logistics CIHL, her work for CIHL focused on assessing the impact of GS1 standards adoption in the healthcare supply chain. Her research interests are related to the modeling of technology adoption and in particular HIT. She also works in the adaptation of existing manufacturing and logistics models and structures to the healthcare supply chain with a specific focus on medical supplies.
She is part of the Industrial Engineering Department at Universidad Icesi since 1998. She has over twelve years of teaching experience and has served as Director of the Undergraduate Program in Industrial Engineering (2003-2007), Director of the graduate program in Industrial Engineering ( August 2012 – August 2014), and she is currently the IE Department Head.

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The Industrial Engineering Department at Universidad Icesi led a systematic review of the Industrial Engineering (IE) undergraduate program curriculum. Universidad Icesi at Cali, Colombia is a private institution recognized among the best universities in the country. The curriculum review and design was conceived as part of the IE undergraduate program’s continuous improvement process and took into consideration the fundamental principles supporting the institution’s educational project or PEI (Proyecto Educativo Institucional), the principles established by CDIO (Conceive–Design–Implement-Operate) approach and the student outcomes defined by ABET.

In this paper, the proposed IE integrated curriculum is presented. The curriculum allows for the development of the skills defined in the recent graduating student profile, skills that are mapped to student outcomes (a-k). Assessment results at the course and program levels are presented, as well as the consolidation of the program’s continuous improvement process.

Burbano, A. (2016, June), Integrated Curriculum Design for an Industrial Engineering Undergraduate Program in Latin America Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25767

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