Manufacturing education at Syracuse University

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This paper aims to report a model adopted and implemented at Syracuse University to foster a multidisciplinary approach to manufacturing engineering. The background and rationale behind the establishment of the Institute for Manufacturing Enterprises, a revision of the MS degree curriculum in Manufacturing Engineering, and the establishment of an alliance program with a major enterprise solution company, are explained. The institute was created with the mission of promoting learning in manufacturing enterprises through teaching, application, integration, discovery, and service. The new MS degree curriculum is a result of realizing the vision of the Institute for Manufacturing Enterprises. It provides a unique curriculum addressing discipline-specific fundamentals as well as multidisciplinary knowledge and skills by drawing courses from various units on campus. A full-scale enterprise resource planning software was adopted as a tool to realize the vision of the institute.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)578-585
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Education
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • General Engineering


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