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Unique And High Quality Manufacturing Engineering (Me) Graduation Program

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2009 Annual Conference & Exposition


Austin, Texas

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June 14, 2009

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June 14, 2009

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June 17, 2009



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International Initiatives, Partnerships, Teaching Strategies & Collaborative Networks (IUCEE, IFEES, LACCEI.... )

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14.1298.1 - 14.1298.9



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Claudio Brito Council of Researches in Education and Sciences

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Melany Ciampi Organization of Researches in Environment, Health and Safety

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Unique and High Quality Manufacturing Engineering (ME) Graduation Program

Claudio da Rocha Brito1, Melany M. Ciampi2 1 President of Council of Researches in Education and Sciences 2 President of Organization of Researches in Environment, Health and Safety


Engineering education has become the huge challenge of present time in every Country of the world. New competences are required for engineers and they are driving the changes in engineering education institutions worldwide. Engineering Schools have been implementing more flexible programs in partnership with industries, promoting more exchanges programs and so on. It is the education evolution in order to adequate the formation of engineers for the 21st. Century. This work constitutes of a brief presentation about the manufacturing graduation program that attends the new demands of a challenging global world. It is about the COPEC Institute of Education and Research New Graduation Program: The Manufacturing Engineering (ME) Program. It has been specially designed in order to fulfill the lack of formation of dedicated professionals to work hard with the goal of promoting the development of Manufacturing and Management researches. The program fits the necessities of professionals and enterprises interested in the improvement of career and quality performance. It is a flexible program that is developed in according to the needs for the accomplishment of the main goal of the group. It is important to point out that it has also hands on study totally developed in teams, which is not easy but necessary. No doubt that it is the most difficult part of the program, to work in teams, but as much as possible the groups try their best to overcome the obstacles such as communication, stress management and so on. The classes also serve as research laboratory for creating a better understanding of the process of rapid response to customer input. Entrepreneurship driven mind and rapid response of product design are desirable skills that the program focuses and pursues as these are some of the qualities of the manufacturing engineer of this century.

1. Introduction

Science and technology are essential for the development of human kind from now on and engineering has a big part on this development however Engineering that is so important is suffering with a shortage of engineers in several areas world wide. So it is necessary to promote the formation of the best professionals to supply the demanding work market. So it is imperative the fostering of quality programs, principally in graduation level. In order to accomplish such task COPEC - Council of Researches in Education and Sciences education team has designed a new program in graduation level: The Manufacturing Engineering (ME) Program, which offers two graduate degrees: the master of science and the doctor of philosophy.

Brito, C., & Ciampi, M. (2009, June), Unique And High Quality Manufacturing Engineering (Me) Graduation Program Paper presented at 2009 Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--5753

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