A proposed approach to design an efficient program in industrial technology

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Technology education at the university level can be grouped into: Engineering Technology (ET) and Industrial Technology (IT) Programs. These programs are primarily focusing on applications in Engineering Science. A typical IT curriculum includes: hands-on type of experience courses, courses on humanities, liberal arts, physiology, management, economic, etc. The graduates of these programs are workforce that can be used in many workplaces such as: industry, government, educational institutes, financial institutions, etc. Although the graduate of IT programs has a wide scope of knowledge in many areas, he or she can still suffer from a lack of some fundamentals in mathematics, and core courses that are considered as core elements in building a sound skeleton of a scientific knowledge. It is believed that by efficient design of the IT curriculum many of these pitfalls can be avoided. In this paper a case study of a program design and development in industrial technology in Computer Integrated Design and Manufacturing Technology (CIDMT) will be shown. The conflicting factors to be considered and resolved in the curriculum design will be highlighted and discussed.

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ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings

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