A clean slate: Designing a mechanical systems concentration within a new engineering program

Scott Danielson, Chen-Yuan Kuo, Robert Grondin, Chell Roberts, Robert Hinks, Mark Henderson, Darryl Morrell, Thomas Sugar

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Abstract

In July of 2003, a feasibility assessment and preliminary planning process began for creation of a new engineering program at Arizona State University's Polytechnic campus. The process began with a blank slate and gave the founding faculty team, composed of civil, electrical, industrial and mechanical engineers, unprecedented freedom and flexibility in the design. The team adapted an engineering design process to develop the program's curricular structure and content. A novel, flexible curriculum addressing the needs of engineering graduates in the modern, global workplace resulted. In this paper, we describe briefly the design process, the resulting curriculum structure, and, in more depth, the program's mechanical systems concentration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInnovations in Engineering Education 2005
Subtitle of host publicationMechanical Engineering Education, Mechanical Engineering Technology Department Heads
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
Pages129-135
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0791842320, 9780791842324
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2005 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2005Nov 11 2005

Publication series

NameInnovations in Engineering Education 2005: Mechanical Engineering Education, Mechanical Engineering Technology Department Heads
Volume2005

Other

Other2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2005
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period11/5/0511/11/05

Keywords

  • Curriculum
  • Mechanical engineering education
  • Systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Danielson, S., Kuo, C-Y., Grondin, R., Roberts, C., Hinks, R., Henderson, M., Morrell, D., & Sugar, T. (2005). A clean slate: Designing a mechanical systems concentration within a new engineering program. In Innovations in Engineering Education 2005: Mechanical Engineering Education, Mechanical Engineering Technology Department Heads (pp. 129-135). (Innovations in Engineering Education 2005: Mechanical Engineering Education, Mechanical Engineering Technology Department Heads; Vol. 2005). American Society of Mechanical Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1115/imece2005-81674