Developing a management system for engineering education (MASEE)

Bernadette Foley, Tiffany Gill, Bouchra Senadji, Edward Palmer, Elisa MARTINEZ MARROQUIN

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Context: Increasing the authenticity of the engineering curriculum through engagement with industry has been recognised as essential to aid transitions from education. Exposing student engineers to, and requiring studies to be undertaken within, an industry adapted Management System for Engineering Education (MaSEE) is proposed as a means of increasing this authenticity. The concept has been developing over the past five years to address an identified gap in the curriculum with regards quality management processes. Quality management processes provide the opportunity for socio-technical considerations to be integrated into the design process and reflect how engineers operate in practice.

Purpose: This paper furthers the development of MaSEE. It explores perceptions from industry on critical processes to embed into the curriculum, outlines trials of the processes and resources that will be available to engineering educators.

Approach: This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and uses an action research approach to develop, trial and refine six teaching resources that will enable adapted industry management system processes to be used as learning and teaching tools. Industry participants have provided input into identification of the processes and will also be given the opportunity to review the developed resources for authenticity.

Results: This project is the extension of an exemplar trial of a design verification peer review process. The trial demonstrated that students were able to appreciate the adapted industry process, and its use enabled an increased understanding of technical content. Industry participants have now validated which other processes should be adapted for use. These include design review, document control and project planning.

Conclusions: This paper identifies the value of student engineers using industry adapted management system processes within their studies. It also outlines further work to be undertaken on the project.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2017)
EditorsNazmul Huda, David Inglis, Nicholas Tse, Graham Town
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
PublisherSchool of Engineering, Macquarie University, Sydney
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780646980263
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event28th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2017) - Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 10 Dec 201713 Dec 2017


Conference28th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2017)


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