Participatory Development of a Bachelor’s Degree Program in Industrial Engineering for Non-traditional Students

  • Konrad Mußenbrock
  • Markus Stroß
  • Alina Schibelbein
  • Cornelia Böhmer
  • Nina Feldmann
  • David Hojas
  • Eva-Maria Beck-Meuth
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 544)

Abstract

A bachelor’s program in industrial engineering is being developed in order to meet regional industry’s needs and students’ interests. Collaborative aspects of the conception phase are reported in this paper. The new study program is meant to be attractive for technicians going into management, business administrators in technological companies, and high potentials with vocational training. Stakeholders were involved in the development process. In order to determine companies’ requirements for such a program in industrial engineering, an online survey was conducted. The results are reported and were used, together with the other information, to put forward a curriculum that was adapted in several workshops. Competencies were grouped in three fields: engineering, business, and general competencies. Taking into account stakeholders’ views lead to a program that corresponds to the target group and their experience.

Keywords

Program development Non-traditional students Bachelor’s degree Industrial engineering Competencies Participatory Distance learning Survey Stakeholders 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Konrad Mußenbrock
    • 1
  • Markus Stroß
    • 1
  • Alina Schibelbein
    • 1
  • Cornelia Böhmer
    • 1
  • Nina Feldmann
    • 1
  • David Hojas
    • 1
  • Eva-Maria Beck-Meuth
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringAschaffenburg University of Applied SciencesAschaffenburgGermany

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