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The Development Of A Curriculum To Instill Engineering Leadership & Management Skills In Undergraduate Students

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2006 Annual Conference & Exposition

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Chicago, Illinois

Publication Date

June 18, 2006

Start Date

June 18, 2006

End Date

June 21, 2006

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2153-5965

Conference Session

Reforming the Industrial Engineering Curriculum

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Industrial Engineering

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12

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11.1270.1 - 11.1270.12

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https://peer.asee.org/1416

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Ana Ferreras University of Central Florida

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Ana Ferreras is a Ph.D. student at the University of Central Florida in the department of Industrial Engineering & Management Systems. She holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from Florida Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Central Florida. Ana holds a 6-Sigma Black Belt certification from the Harrington Group, and she has worked as a Radio Frequency Design Engineer for almost two years. Her research focuses on Engineering Management, Quality, Engineering Leadership, and Ergonomics.

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Lesia Crumpton-Young University of Central Florida

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Sandra Furterer University of Central Florida

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Sandra L. Furterer, Ph.D. is the Assistant Department Chair in the Industrial Engineering and Management Systems department in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Central Florida. She received her Bachelor and Master degrees in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Ohio State, an MBA from Xavier University, and her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida. Dr. Furterer’s research and teaching interests are change management related to application of Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma, as well as engineering education.

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Luis Rabelo University of Central Florida

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Luis Rabelo, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Central Florida. He received an M.S, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri, Rolla; an M.S. in Management and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology; a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the Technological University of Panama. He has published over 90 papers in renowned technical journals, conference proceedings including several invited papers and international presentations.

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Kent Williams University of Central Florida

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Pamela McCauley-Bell University of Central Florida

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Pamela McCauley-Bell, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Industrial Engineering and Management Systems department in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Central Florida. Dr. McCauley-Bell’s research and teaching interests are Ergonomics & Human Factors, Human Impact in Information Security, Fuzzy set theory in human factors model development, Development of Intelligent Systems using fuzzy modeling techniques, Prevention and Prediction of Injuries, and Modeling Intelligence Systems for Military-Related applications.

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Edward Hampton University of Central Florida

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Edward E. Hampton, M.S. holds a MS in Systems Management from University of Southern California and a BS in Biology from Cameron University. Mr. Hampton research area focuses on extensive training and experience in higher education program development and delivery, leadership training, recruiting, formal organizational development training and certification.

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The Development of a Curriculum to Instill Engineering Leadership & Management Skills in Undergraduate Students Abstract

A report published by the National Academy of Engineering entitled “Educating the Engineer of 2020: Adapting Engineering Education to the New Century”, has identified the necessity to instill leadership and management skills in future engineering graduates. Therefore, the need to teach leadership and management skills within engineering programs is becoming more prevalent. Currently, the majority of engineers that graduate with a bachelor degree have never worked on developing these skills during their academic programs. Considering the gap in covering leadership and management topics in Engineering Education, curriculum reform is needed to adequately prepare students. Thus, this paper discusses the development of a minor program of specialty in Engineering Leadership & Management that can be pursued by all engineering and computer science majors while completing a BS degree.

Keywords: Leadership, Management, Engineering Education, and Curriculum Reform.

Introduction

Engineering education in the United States is currently undergoing a crucial period of awareness where the necessity to reform academic program curriculum is becoming more evident in order to maintain technological leadership and competitiveness of the US in a global economy. The following table shows the "Occupational employment projections to 2012", published in the February 2004 Monthly Labor Review.

Employment by occupation, 2002 and projected 2012 [Numbers in thousands of jobs] 2000 Standard Occupation Total job openings Classification Employment Change due to growth Number % distribution and net replacements, Title Code 2002 2012 2002 2012 Number Percent 2002-12 (1)

Aerospace eng. 17-2011 78 74 0.1 0.0 -4 -5.2 19

Civil eng. 17-2051 228 246 0.2 0.1 18 8.0 55

Computer eng. 17-2061 74 78 0.1 0.0 5 6.1 17

Electrical/ 17-2070 292 309 0.2 0.2 17 5.7 74 electronics eng.

Environmental 17-2081 47 65 0.0 0.0 18 38.2 26 eng.

Industrial eng. 17-2110 194 213 0.1 0.1 20 10.1 67

Ferreras, A., & Crumpton-Young, L., & Furterer, S., & Rabelo, L., & Williams, K., & McCauley-Bell, P., & Hampton, E. (2006, June), The Development Of A Curriculum To Instill Engineering Leadership & Management Skills In Undergraduate Students Paper presented at 2006 Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, Illinois. https://peer.asee.org/1416

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