The challenges of undergraduate industrial engineering curriculum reform at the University of Pittsburgh

Karen M. Bursic, Kim La Scola Needy, Bryan A. Norman, Brady Hunsaker

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Abstract

The undergraduate Industrial Engineering program at the University of Pittsburgh is faced not only with the challenges of meeting the latest ABET requirements, but with meeting the needs of students in the 21st century. In addition, we must adapt to the changing curriculum requirements set forth by the School of Engineering at Pitt. We are also studying how best to incorporate global and international experiences for students into the IE curriculum. In this paper, we will discuss these curriculum challenges, benchmark other IE programs to determine whether they are addressing similar issues, and describe how we intend to meet these challenges in our program.

Original languageEnglish
Pages157-162
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2007
EventIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2007 - Industrial Engineering's Critical Role in a Flat World - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: May 19 2007May 23 2007

Conference

ConferenceIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2007 - Industrial Engineering's Critical Role in a Flat World
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNashville, TN
Period05/19/0705/23/07

Keywords

  • Education
  • Engineering economy
  • Globalization
  • International experiences
  • Undergraduate curriculum reform

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