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The development of the global automotive engineer, a case study from the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research

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2013 ASEE International Forum


Atlanta, Georgia

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June 22, 2013

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June 22, 2013

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June 22, 2013

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Reception & Poster Session

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21.65.1 - 21.65.9



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Mohammed A Omar Clemson University

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Dr. Omar is an Associate Professor of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering at Clemson University, and the Director of Graduate studies.
Dr. Omar also served as a visiting scholar at the Toyota Motor Corporation, Research and Development Headquarters in Japan in 2005; Dr. Omar’s research has been recognized by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers SME through its Richard L. Kegg award, the Society of Mobility Engineers SAE through its Foundation Leadership in Manufacturing award, and through the Murray Stokeley excellence in engineering education award. Currently, Dr. Omar serves as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Material Science Research. His work is published in 5 book manuscripts, 4 US and Japanese Patents, and more than 90 refereed journal publications, conference proceedings

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The Development of the Global Automotive Engineer, a case study from the Clemson University International Center for Automotive ResearchAbstractThe presented study discusses a multifaceted, four step approach conceived and implemented bythe Clemson University, to compose a graduate-level curricula for global engineering education,with focus on automotive engineering. The study presents both the preparation and theimplementation levels, at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive ResearchCU-ICAR. The work will be purposefully presented in terms of four steps; first, conceiving thecurricula to balance between the global issues related to the sustainability of the transportationsystems, and the strategic national issues related to job creation and advanced manufacturing.Secondly, assembling an interdisciplinary character through unique educational and researchstructures. The third step discusses the students’ recruiting mechanisms and the orientationprocess. Lastly, the fourth step is presented via the tools, collaborations, and initiativesimplemented to foster the global nature of the program and ensure its relevance; suchmechanisms include; adopting foreign language competency and international internshipprograms to ensure cultural emersion. In addition to partnering with international researchcenters and governmental agencies via flagship projects and competence centers.

Omar, M. A. (2013, June), The development of the global automotive engineer, a case study from the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research Paper presented at 2013 ASEE International Forum, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--17270

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