Presentation on theme: "Professional MS Programs in Engineering: Minnesota Experience Prof. Avram Bar-Cohen CDTL - University of Minnesota INCOSE – Academic Forum Univ of Minnesota."— Presentation transcript:
Professional MS Programs in Engineering: Minnesota Experience Prof. Avram Bar-Cohen CDTL - University of Minnesota INCOSE – Academic Forum Univ of Minnesota 7/19/00
7/17/00ABC/INCOSE2 CDTL VISION Provide nationally and internationally recognized educational programs that are : –Tailored to the needs of technological organizations and technical professionals –Delivered in facilities suitable for multiple learning styles and technology-enhanced education, and –Taught by faculty that are skilled in and committed to teaching adults
7/17/00ABC/INCOSE3 CDTL MISSION: Professional Education Develop, market, and administer non-traditional, graduate-level educational programs that expand the technical, management, and leadership abilities of engineers and scientists employed by Minnesota-based organizations.
7/17/00ABC/INCOSE4 History of CDTL 1987 Honeywell Foundation Endowment 1988 Honeywell/Sweatt Lectures 1989 Management Minor and IDEAS Scholarship Program 1990 MS MOT Entering Class 1994 Short Courses in Industry 1995 International Residency in SE Asia 1997 Professional MS (MS + SE) Programs
7/17/00ABC/INCOSE5 MS in the Management of Technology IT/CSOM Partnership Targeted at Experienced Engineers/Scientists Executive Format: Weekends - Lock-Step - Peer Learning Application Orientation: Capstone & Projects Leadership: Communication - Ethics International Residency
7/17/00ABC/INCOSE6 MOT Curriculum Technology Management Manufacturing for Competitive Advantage Pivotal and Emerging Technologies Strategic Management of Technology Forecasting Technology Development Management Science Management Accounting Problem Formulation and Decision Making Business, Government and Macroeconomics
7/17/00ABC/INCOSE7 MOT Curriculum Management of Tech-Based Organizations Management of Technology-Based Organizations Financial Management in.... Project Management in... Managing Innovation in... Managing Information Resources… Managing Internal and External Interfaces in… Leadership Communication, Ethics, Conflict Resolution
7/17/00ABC/INCOSE8 CDTL Professional MS ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE Administered by CDTL Academic Oversight by Sci/Eng Department Modified Lock-Step, Four Semesters Core Course, Short Courses, Capstone Project One Day/Week, Alternating Friday/Saturday
7/17/00ABC/INCOSE9 CDTL Professional MS ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS BS in Engineering or Science One Year (or more) Work Experience Strong Company Recommendation No GRE, 3.0 GPA
7/17/00ABC/INCOSE10 MS in Software Engineering GOALS provide solid software engineering foundation foster awareness of challenges associated with software intensive systems explore methods to quickly evaluate, adopt, and capitalize on emerging technologies introduce emerging technologies & applications
7/17/00ABC/INCOSE11 MS in Manufacturing Systems GOALS foster understanding of manufacturing systems and practices create familiarity with computer networks and information technologies introduce emerging technologies education toward environmentally- benign processes
7/17/00ABC/INCOSE12 MS in Infrastructure Systems Engineering GOALS enhance the theoretical and practical tool kit of infrastructure professionals demonstrate application of GIS and new technologies to extending life of pavements and bridges familiarize students with management and public policy issues develop a system approach to the design, evaluation, maintenance of infrastructure
7/17/00ABC/INCOSE14 Closing Thoughts Top-tier research universities can meet educational needs of working professionals Distinct organizational structure needed to develop, deliver, improve professional MS programs Exposure to advanced concepts, new tools, and intellect of faculty enhance technological leadership potential Professional MS programs = wave of future!