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June 23, 2013
June 26, 2013
Electrical and Computer
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Introducing a Business Acumen into an Engineering Curriculum XX XX University, XX, XXThe Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at the XX University began an effortto integrate business acumen into two ECE courses. The effort started in the fall of 2011 with theEE Lab I, a junior level two-hour lab course and continued in the spring of 2012 with EE Lab II, aone-hour lab course.Students enrolled in the Junior EE Lab sequence, EE Lab I (EE 319) and EE Lab IIa (EE 323),are required to develop a budget for each lab experiment. The budget is an estimate on the costsassociated with performing the lab experiment. Students are given table that lists various costssuch labor rates, use of the lab space, and an overhead rate. The creation of the budget is a pre-lab task. A post-lab task that is included in the lab report a cost report. The cost report details theactual cost of performing the experiment and comparing the actual costs with the predicted costs.The paper will discuss the learning objectives, the outcomes, and the assessment process.This project is sponsored in part by a grant from the Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network(KEEN).
Burke, J. J. (2013, June), Introducing a Business Acumen into an Engineering Curriculum Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--19827
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