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Unique Collaborations between Engineering and Engineering Technology Programs

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

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June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014



Conference Session

New Course Development Concepts in ET II

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Engineering Technology

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24.1296.1 - 24.1296.12



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Tim Brower University of Colorado, Boulder

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TIM BROWER comes to the University of Colorado Boulder most recently from Oregon Institute of Technology where he served as professor and chair in the Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering and Technology. He received his BS in General Engineering at Idaho State University, MS in Mechanical Engineering from Montana State University and PhD in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University. Before teaching at OIT he worked as an aerospace engineer with the Lockheed Martin Corporation in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Brower was the Affiliate Director for Project Lead The Way – Oregon and served as associate director for Oregon Space Grant. He has represented ASME and served as a program evaluator for ABET for the past ten years.

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Collaboration between E and ET ProgramsAbstractXXXX University (XXU) located in XXXX and University of XXXX (XXX) entered into apartnership in February 2008 to deliver a mechanical engineering (ME) program in its entirety onthe XXU campus. The second cohort of ME students graduated this past May. The XXXX MEPartnership Program enables students to earn a Bachelor of Science in ME (BSME) degree andcomplete the entire program in residence at XXU. The first two years of classes are offered byXXU and taught by XXU faculty. Upper-level ME classes are offered by XXX and taught byXXX faculty on the campus of XXU. The successful student completing all requirements thenearns the BSME degree from XXXX.In collaboration with the Partnership, XXU began offering a 4-year Mechanical EngineeringTechnology (MET) Program (BSMET) in January 2010. XXU is only one of a handful ofuniversities nationwide that offer this array of degrees under a single umbrella. The first twoyears of the curriculum associated with both the ME and MET programs are nearly identical,providing flexibility to students that might be unsure of their career path. The first cohort ofMET students graduated this past May.The purpose of this paper is to provide a description of the collaboration between the E and ETPrograms and how a partnership such as this might be extended into other venues.

Brower, T. (2014, June), Unique Collaborations between Engineering and Engineering Technology Programs Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--23229

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