Work in progress - A system-of-systems approach to teaching product lifecycle management (PLM)

Young B. Moon, Manuel Contero, Eduardo González Mendívil

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Abstract

This paper presents an alternative approach to educate engineering students for global competency by adopting a system-of-systems approach. A collaborative teaching project is taking place in Spring Semester 2009 between three institutions: Syracuse University in USA, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia in Spain, and Tecnológico de Monterrey in México. A unique feature of this project is that it not only provides an environment where students experience cross-cultural and communication issues, but also utilizes each institution's specific technical strengths and facilities while maintaining existing structure of individual courses. Students participate in a semester-long project on Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) in one of two ways: (i) as a member of international team throughout the duration of the project, or (ii) by subcontracting certain tasks of their projects to other universities. The teaching project will also examine various issues such as merits as well as difficulties or challenges of the presented approach. Also, under way are comparisons of learning outcomes between students who are participating in the international collaboration projects and students who are not.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationImagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 18 2009Oct 21 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Other

Other39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period10/18/0910/21/09

Keywords

  • Globalization
  • International collaboration
  • Product lifecycle management (plm)
  • System-of-systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Moon, Y. B., Contero, M., & Mendívil, E. G. (2009). Work in progress - A system-of-systems approach to teaching product lifecycle management (PLM). In 39th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Imagining and Engineering Future CSET Education, FIE 2009 [5350805] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE). https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2009.5350805