Manufacturing enterprise company: Integration of curriculum and industry

Scott Danielson, Russel Biekert, Alvin Post, Scott Almen, Norbert Richter

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Abstract

    Historically, Manufacturing Engineering Technology curricula offer courses on a semester basis with limited connections between subjects. Individual course requirements restrict student problem-solving experiences and students are often unable to synthesize material from different courses when solving multifaceted problems. This paper describes the Manufacturing Enterprise Company (MECO) and illustrates a sample project. MECO is a curriculum construct joining subject matter in multiple courses over a four-semester sequence by introducing a large problem to be solved by collaboration. Through this integration, the overall function of a manufacturing engineer is better understood by the students. The MECO construct puts course content with context, and infuses it with a problem-solving atmosphere requiring exercise of communications skills.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
    Pages8679-8686
    Number of pages8
    StatePublished - 2003
    Event2003 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Staying in Tune with Engineering Education - Nashville, TN, United States
    Duration: Jun 22 2003Jun 25 2003

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    Other2003 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Staying in Tune with Engineering Education
    CountryUnited States
    CityNashville, TN
    Period6/22/036/25/03

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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    Danielson, S., Biekert, R., Post, A., Almen, S., & Richter, N. (2003). Manufacturing enterprise company: Integration of curriculum and industry. In ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings (pp. 8679-8686)

    Manufacturing enterprise company : Integration of curriculum and industry. / Danielson, Scott; Biekert, Russel; Post, Alvin; Almen, Scott; Richter, Norbert.

    ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. 2003. p. 8679-8686.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Danielson, S, Biekert, R, Post, A, Almen, S & Richter, N 2003, Manufacturing enterprise company: Integration of curriculum and industry. in ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. pp. 8679-8686, 2003 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Staying in Tune with Engineering Education, Nashville, TN, United States, 6/22/03.
    Danielson S, Biekert R, Post A, Almen S, Richter N. Manufacturing enterprise company: Integration of curriculum and industry. In ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. 2003. p. 8679-8686
    Danielson, Scott ; Biekert, Russel ; Post, Alvin ; Almen, Scott ; Richter, Norbert. / Manufacturing enterprise company : Integration of curriculum and industry. ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. 2003. pp. 8679-8686
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