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Lessons learned in implementing and accrediting a Manufacturing Engineering program. Vedaraman Sriraman Bill Stapleton Texas State University-San MarcosSpurred on by an explosive growth in high technology and semiconductor manufacturing industriesin the State of Texas and central Texas in particular in the 1990s, Texas State University – SanMarcos established its first engineering program in Manufacturing Engineering in 2000. Since,significant changes have occurred in the world of manufacturing both globally and locally. Theadvent of intense global competition has placed unprecedented demands on the US manufacturingsector. The most conspicuous result of these developments is the movement of manufacturingindustries from across the nation and central Texas to other parts of the world. During this period,our program grew and prepared itself for the ABET accreditation process. This process entailedrevisiting our program’s goals and objectives in the context of the input we received from ourindustrial advisory committee, students and graduates, faculty, and ABET as well as changes thatoccurred in the manufacturing sector in the last decade. This paper presents an analysis of changesthat were necessitated owing to aforementioned input in order to achieve accreditation by ABET.
Sriraman, V., & Stapleton, W. A. (2011, June), Lessons Learned in Implementing and Accrediting a Manufacturing Engineering Program Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18275
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