Teaching engineering process management to graduate students in an engineering management program

Sangarappillai Sivaloganathan, Essam K. Zaneldin, Sarah Samir Sedra, Khawla Mousa Alrayssi, Riham Mohamed Surkatti, Haya Mohammed Al Nuaimi

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Work systems are combinations of workers, machines and information to perform useful work and, knowledge on how to define specific work systems for their use will greatly enhance engineering managers. Competence in method study and work measurement will greatly assist in carrying out or supervising method planning and work estimation. In order to enthuse students in learning traditional industrial engineering topics in work systems, method study, work measurement and workstation design, a three-stepped methodology was devised. In its first stage, the knowledge was introduced through lectures, assignments, and tutorials. In the second stage, a workshop involving a familiar device was given. This made students to become thorough with the theory. The lectures and workshop gave students sufficient confidence and competence they needed. They applied their knowledge in solving real-world problems in the third stage. This paper describes this methodology and its implementation.

Original languageEnglish
JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - Jun 24 2017
Event124th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - Columbus, United States
Duration: Jun 25 2017Jun 28 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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