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Transforming the Industrial Engineering Technology Curriculum through a Graduate Level Management of Systems Engineering Course

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2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Tampa, Florida

Publication Date

June 15, 2019

Start Date

June 15, 2019

End Date

June 19, 2019

Conference Session

Engineering Management Division Technical Session 3

Tagged Division

Engineering Management

Page Count

11

DOI

10.18260/1-2--33461

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https://peer.asee.org/33461

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Caleb Wolters University of Dayton

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Caleb Wolters is currently an Engineering Management Masters student at the University of Dayton. His undergraduate degree was in Mechanical Engineering also from the University of Dayton. During his five years at UD he played college golf and led his team as a captain in 2016-17. He was a scholar athlete and on the honor roll for all five years of his college career. He is now a full time student while mentoring and managing graduate students. He is currently working on a university project titled Transforming the Industrial Engineering Technology Curriculum through a Graduate Level Management of Systems Engineering Course.

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Sandra L. Furterer University of Dayton

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Dr. Sandy Furterer is an Associate Professor at the University of Dayton, in the Department of Engineering Management, Systems and Technology. She has applied Lean Six Sigma, Systems Engineering, and Engineering Management tools in healthcare, banking, retail, higher education and other service industries, and achieved the level of Vice President in several banking institutions.
She previously managed the Enterprise Performance Excellence center in a healthcare system.

Dr. Furterer received her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering with a specialization in Quality Engineering from the University of Central Florida in 2004. She received an MBA from Xavier University, and a Bachelor and Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University.

Dr. Furterer has over 25 years of experience in business process and quality improvements. She is an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a Certified Quality Engineer, an ASQ fellow, and a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

Dr. Furterer is an author or co-author of several academic journal articles, conference proceedings and 4 reference textbooks on Lean Six Sigma, Design for Six Sigma and Lean Systems, including her latest book: Lean Six Sigma Case Studies in the Healthcare Enterprise by Springer publishing in 2014.

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Kellie Schneider University of Dayton

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Kellie Schneider is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Management & Systems at the University of Dayton. Prior to joining the faculty at UD, she was an instructor in the Freshman Engineering Program at the University of Arkansas. She received her Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. all in industrial engineering from the University of Arkansas. She has a variety of research interests including quality & reliability, engineering education, and community-based OR. She is a member of ASEE and IIE.

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to identify the Industrial Engineering Technology (IET) curriculum requirements through the application of systems engineering design tools and methods in a graduate-level engineering management course. Methodology: Four teams of students in a Management of Systems Engineering graduate course defined IET course requirements by applying systems engineering design tools and methods. The teams apply Voice of Customer and Quality Function Deployment methods to define requirements of four main stakeholder groups, including: current students, faculty and administration, employers, and alumni. The team goals are to: benchmark existing ABET accredited IET and Industrial Engineering programs; identify IET students’ skills required for the future engineering challenges; incorporate interconnected experiences throughout the curriculum; enhance courses to include the university’s Common Academic Program (CAP) requirements; and identify growing industries where IET skills can be applied. Findings: This is a work in progress, and constitutes the first step in transforming the university’s Industrial Engineering Technology curriculum. The results of this study will serve as a basis for integration of experiences and courses to enhance the success of our Industrial Engineering Technology graduates. Value: The proposed curriculum will enhance the analytical and technical skills required for an Industrial Engineering Technology undergraduate to excel in the future engineering world.

Wolters, C., & Furterer, S. L., & Schneider, K. (2019, June), Transforming the Industrial Engineering Technology Curriculum through a Graduate Level Management of Systems Engineering Course Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--33461

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