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1 11 Practices of Modern Engineering What you must be able to do when finishing school Luis San Andres Mast-Childs Tribology Professor Texas A&M University Lecture 2 Engineering Criteria 2000 January 20, 2011

2 2 Lecture 2: EC 2000 Date: January 20, 2010 Today: Engineering Criteria 2000 Reply to feedback forms The importance of accreditation Engineering Criteria 2000 Hard and Soft skills – Curriculum at TAMU Reading & other assignments: Document on how to cite references Other: complete ONE MINUTE PAPER

3 3 In the United States, accreditation is a non-governmental, peer review process that ensures educational quality. Educational institutions or programs volunteer to periodically undergo this review in order to determine if certain criteria are being met. Accreditation is not a ranking system. It simply assures that a program or institution meets established quality standards. Accreditation Basics Assurance of quality ABET, Inc.: Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology,

4 44 Helps students and their parents choose (qualified) quality college (University) programs Enables employers to recruit graduates they know are well-prepared Used by registration, licensure, and certification boards to screen applicants Gives colleges and universities a structured mechanism to assess, evaluate, and improve the quality of their programs Accreditation: Why is it important? Assists you to get a job or to offer a job

5 5 Until the mid 1990s, ABET’s accreditation criteria specifically outlined the elements for accreditation: curricula (classes), faculty type (specialities), and the facilities (labs). In the 1990s, the professional engineering community began to question the rightness of such rigid requirements. In 1997, ABET adopted Engineering Criteria 2000 (EC2000). Engineering programs in the USA are accredited every SIX years. Engineering Criteria 2000: Background

6 66 EC2000 stresses continuous improvement to enable innovation in engineering programs rather than forcing all programs to conform to a standard, as well as to encourage new assessment processes and program improvements. Engineering Criteria 2000: Today Learn to learn Not deliver & listen

7 77 1. Have successful careers, and become leaders, in industry and the public sector; 2. Apply acquired knowledge, work well with other people, effectively communicate ideas and technical information, and continue to learn and improve ; and 3. Successfully pursue advanced studies, if they so choose, and subsequently contribute to the development of advanced concepts and leading edge technologies. Objectives: To produce graduates that Engineers are more than just number crunchers

8 8 a) Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering b) Design and construct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data c) Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability d) Function on multi-disciplinary teams e) Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems f) Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility g) Communicate effectively h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context i) Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning j) A knowledge of contemporary issues k) An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. Engineering Criteria 2000: Outcomes (a-k) Qualities of modern engineer Upon graduation students must demonstrate an ability to

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10 10 a) Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering b) Design and construct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data c) Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability e) Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems k) An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice Engineering Criteria 2000: Technical outcomes Upon graduation students must demonstrate an ability to Traditional curriculum

11 11 MEEN curriculum: the numbers T1T2 Freshman1718 Sophomore15 Junior1716 Senior credit hours – 4 year program crs Core curriculum18 = 2x3 + 2x Tech Electives9 = 3 x 3 Stem6 = 2 x 3

12 12 Engineering Criteria 2000: Outcome (a) (a) Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering CourseCrNote MATH 151Eng. Mathematics I & II4x2 MATH 251Eng. Mathematics III3 PHYS 218Mechanics4 PHYS 208Electricity and Optics4 CHEM 107Chemistry for Engs.3+1 Fundamental sciences knowledge

13 13 Engineering Criteria 2000: Outcomes (a, k) CourseCrNote ENGR 111 & 112Foundations of Eng I & II2 MATH 308Differential Equations3 ECEN 215Princ Electrical Eng3 MEEN 357Engineering Analysis3 (a) Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering (k) Use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice Tools for engineering practice

14 14 Engineering Criteria 2000: Outcomes (a, b, e, k) (a) Apply knowledge of math, science & engineering (b) Design and construct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data (e) Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems (k) Use techniques, skills & modern engineering tools CourseCrNote MEEN 260Mechanical measurements (statistics)3 CVEN 305Mechanics of Materials3 MEEN 404Engineering Laboratory3 Deformation & test data analysis

15 15 Engineering Criteria 2000: Outcomes (a, b, e, k) (a) Apply knowledge of math, science & engineering (b) Design and construct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data (e) Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems (k) Use techniques, skills & modern engineering tools CourseCrNote MEEN 221Statics and P. Dynamics3 MEEN 363Dynamics and Vibrations3 MEEN 364Dynamic Systems & Controls3Includes Lab MEEN 431STEM: Adv Sys Dyn & Conts3+ Electives Systems performance, reliability and control Too much work!

16 16 Engineering Criteria 2000: Outcomes (a, b, e, k) CourseCrNote MEEN 315Thermodynamics3 MEEN 344, 345Fluid Mechanics & Lab3+1 MEEN 461, 462Heat Transfer & Lab3+1 MEEN 421STEM: Thermofluids Des3+ Electives Energy generation & transfer a) Apply knowledge of math, science & engineering b) Design and construct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data e) Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems k) Use techniques, skills & modern engineering tools

17 17 Engineering Criteria 2000: Outcomes (a,b,e,k) Materials: properties & know how CourseCrNote MEEN 222Material science4 MEEN 360Materials and Manufacturing Sel. In Design 4 MEEN 475STEM: materials in Design3+ Electives a) Apply knowledge of math, science & engineering b) Design and construct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data e) Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems k) Use techniques, skills & modern engineering tools

18 18 Engineering Criteria 2000: Outcome (c) Applications to real life: satisfy a need, but also must create opportunities! (c) Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability CourseCrNote MEEN 368Solid Mechanics in Design3 MEEN 401Intro to ME Design3 MEEN 402Intermediate Design3 ISEN 302Economic Analysis of Eng Projects2

19 19 Engineering Criteria 2000: Outcomes (e, k) Depth= specialize Learn more about your own interests (e) Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems (k) Use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools CourseCrNote ME STEM courses2 x 3421, 431 and/or 475 Technical Electives3 x 325 course offers in ME alone

20 20 (c) Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability (d) Function on multi-disciplinary teams (f) Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility (g) Communicate effectively (written and orally) (h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context (i) Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning (j) A knowledge of contemporary issues Engineering Criteria 2000: Soft outcomes Qualities of engineer for 2000’s Upon graduation students must demonstrate an ability to

21 21 TAMU Core Curriculum: 18 crs Mandated & required (?) CourseCrNote Humanities3 Languages Visual & Performing Arts3 Social & Behavioral Sciences3 US History2 x 6 POLS 206 & 207Political Science2 x 6 Government International & Cultural Diversity 6 Kinesiology2 Engineering Criteria 2000: Soft skills ?

22 22 Engineering Criteria 2000: Outcome (g) Only reading and practice polishes writing & presentation skills g) Communicate effectively (written and orally) CourseCrNote ENGL 104Composition and Rhetoric3 ENGL 210Scientific and Technical Writing 3 Integrated curriculum? othersAssignments & presentations

23 23 Engineering Criteria 2000: Outcome (f) Must add intellectual property & personnel management (f) Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility CourseCrNote ENG 482Ethics and Engineering 3 MEEN 381Seminar3?? TAMU Core Curriculum?? POLS, PHIL

24 24 Engineering Criteria 2000: Outcome (j) The world is a global village! (diversity and multiculturalism) + Add a competitive advantage (learn a foreign language) (j) A knowledge of contemporary issues CourseCrNote Visual & Performing Arts3 US History2 x 6 Political Science2 x 6 Government International & Cultural Diversity6 ???

25 25 Engineering Criteria 2000: Outcome (d) Teaming w/ others from different backgrounds & experiences is a +++ Be a team player, learn to lead (global engineering) (d) Function on multi-disciplinary teams CoursesCrNote ME labs ME design SAE Team & other teams Engineering internships

26 26 (h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context (i) Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning Engineering Criteria 2000: Outcomes (h, i) How to ensure (measure) students MASTER these abilities? CoursesCrNote ?

27 27 (c) Design within realistic constraints: economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability Engineering Criteria 2000: Outcome (c) How to ensure (measure) students MASTER this ability? CoursesCrNote ?

28 28 Engineering Criteria 2000: Questions from past student EC 2000, Is it just a face lift or a major re-structuring in US engineering education? EC 2000 is a timely reply to modern practices and dramatic changes in current engineering. It is not an academician dream! Change or perish!

29 29 Vision EC 2020: Skills to succeed Educating the Engineer of 2020 (NAE) Prepared for global competency Superb communication skills (written & oral) Trained in teams that work and deliver Ready for open-ended multidisciplinary problems with no unique answer Ready for innovation & to embrace change Show absolute professional integrity Experience in research tied to industrial needs DO MORE WITH LESS DO THINGS RIGHT, THE FIRST TIME

30 30 How does EC 2000 works or assesses outcomes? How do companies and society prove that I am taught “Learn how to learn”? How does a single person obtain the EC 2000 skills. Is there a pragmatic way to do this? Do more with less but HOW? How to keep up with changes? What is the standard to decide good and bad students & engineers. How do you calculate their abilities? Students want to know more

31 31 Items to improve enginering education D. Wisler, Presentation at ASME Gas Turbine Conference 2007, Montreal – Engineer References TAMU catalog TAMU MEEN American Board of Engineering and Technology Accreditation on.html All URLs above accessed on January 19, 2011

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33 33 Author or source of the web page, if you can find a name. Last name of each author followed by their initials Year of creation of URL (Uniform Resource Locator), if known Web page title, in quotations Website title URL of the website (internet address) date (dd/mm/yy) website visited, in brackets. Citing URL (www) sites Example: LastName, I., 2002, “Page U,” Glossary of Internet Terms, (10 May, 2003).http://www.matisse.net/files/glossary.html ASME document on how to cite references attached to this lecture

34 34 Practices of Modern Engineering © Luis San Andres Texas A&M University 2011


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