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Teaching manufacturing engineering at tertiary institutions in conjunction with engineering design and engineering materials

Kosse, Vladis, Iyer, R. Mahalinga, & Yarlagadda, Prasad K. (2008) Teaching manufacturing engineering at tertiary institutions in conjunction with engineering design and engineering materials. In Yarlagadda, Prasad K. & Gudimetla, Prasad V. (Eds.) 9th Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management, 12-14 November 2008, Gold Coast, Australia.

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Abstract

Tertiary institutions now face serious challenges. Modern industry requires engineering graduates with strong knowledge of modern technologies, highly practical focus, management skills, ability to work individually and in a team, understanding of environmental issues and many other skills and graduate attributes. Institutions in the tertiary sector change courses and modify curriculum to reflect challenges of the modern industry and make engineering graduates better prepared for the “real world”. Queensland University of Technology in the recent years introduced an innovative structure of engineering courses with a common core for Bachelor of Engineering Mechanical, Infomechatronics and Medical, where manufacturing is taught in conjunction with engineering design and engineering materials. In this paper we discuss the innovative curriculum structure, teaching and learning approaches of coherent delivery of manufacturing in conjunction with engineering design and

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ID Code: 18218
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Manufacturing Education, Design in Territiary Institutions, Materials Technology
ISBN: 9780980582703
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 GCMM Board
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
Deposited On: 24 Feb 2009 11:34
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:42

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