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Marrying Manufacturing Programs With Biological And Biomedical Engineering Fields

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2010 Annual Conference & Exposition


Louisville, Kentucky

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June 20, 2010

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June 20, 2010

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June 23, 2010



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Manufacturing Division Poster Session

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15.854.1 - 15.854.15



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Arif Sirinterlikci Robert Morris University Orcid 16x16

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John Mativo The University of Georgia

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Marrying Manufacturing Programs with Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Fields and More


This paper focuses on program and curriculum development in order to sustain and enhance manufacturing engineering programs. The idea of emphasizing product design and development or integration of micro- or nano-manufacturing into manufacturing curriculum is attractive and important for the survival of the discipline. On the contrary, marrying manufacturing programs with biological and biomedical engineering fields may present a strong alternative. This study will sketch out a manufacturing engineering curriculum with a minor in bio- or biomedical engineering as well as a double major opportunity and BS/MS combined integrated programs. Possible course offerings will be included through course descriptions within materials, design, and manufacturing thrust areas and can be found in the appendix. A discussion on ABET implications of this program development effort and targeted application fields such agricultural and food processing, energy manufacturing, biological and biomedical, and pharmaceutical will complement the argument made by the authors. The paper will conclude with an extra-curricular approach in generating excitement to attract secondary and college students into the bio-related manufacturing programs through competitions, science fairs, and conferences. Establishment of the new SME Bioengineering Tech Group and its role in the current and future development efforts will be included in the concluding sections of this study.

Incorporating Bioengineering or Biomedical Engineering into Manufacturing Engineering Programs

There are currently only a few ABET accredited B.S. Manufacturing Engineering programs in the U.S. Figure.1 bellow illustrates a check list for one of them. The program has 126 credits and can be broken down to six components as the university core, business courses, mathematics and science requirements, basic engineering courses, major courses, and electives:

University Core (41 credits total): o CHEM1210 Chemistry I (3) o CHEM1215 Chemistry I Lab (1) o One from:  COSK1220 Reading and Writing Strategies (3)  COSK2221 Intercultural Communications (3) o COSK1221 Argument and Research (3) o COSK2220 Public Speaking and Persuasion o COSK 2230 Business Professional Communication (3) o ECON1010 Survey of Economics (3) o HUMA1010 Humanities: Art and Music o INFS1010 Introduction to Decision Support Systems o MATH2070 Calculus with Analytical Geometry I (4)

Sirinterlikci, A., & Mativo, J. (2010, June), Marrying Manufacturing Programs With Biological And Biomedical Engineering Fields Paper presented at 2010 Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky. 10.18260/1-2--16993

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