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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2003|
|Event||2003 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Staying in Tune with Engineering Education - Nashville, TN, United States|
Duration: Jun 22 2003 → Jun 25 2003
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