In response to a need identified by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers' Education and Research Technical Community, a survey was conducted to assess the health of ABET-accredited manufacturing engineering technology programs in the spring of 2005 and 2007. In 2005, thirty-eight programs received the survey via email and twenty-two programs provided a response. Survey questions focused on enrollment issues, laboratories, regional manufacturing industrial base, graduate success, and student recruiting resources. Now, the survey has been updated and all programs currently listed on the ABET website have been contacted in early 2007. This paper will present the original results of the survey as well as results from the spring 2007 survey. Thus the paper helps establish overall national trends for, and, when possible, within manufacturing engineering technology programs. These results provide information regarding manufacturing engineering technology program health. Thus, inferences are drawn regarding the state of manufacturing engineering technology education across the nation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings|
|State||Published - 2007|
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