Improving capacity for engineering systems thinking (CEST) among industrial engineering students

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Abstract

Systems education and training should become an integral part of the academic curriculum design. This paper presents an undergraduate course aimed at developing students' capacity for engineering systems thinking (CEST). The course is based on executing projects in teams. The students' CEST prior to and at the end of the course was assessed by addressing and measuring four components: cognitive characteristics, abilities, personal traits, and knowledge. The data collected in this study was used to analyze the four above-mentioned components of CEST. The Analysis of Moment Structures (AMOS) program was used to analyze the collected data; the general data analysis approach, known as Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), was also implemented. The research findings allow us to conclude that the final project contributed to the development of three out of four CEST components among learners.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2012
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1378-1380
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781467329453
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2012 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 10 Dec 201213 Dec 2012

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
ISSN (Print)2157-3611
ISSN (Electronic)2157-362X

Conference

Conference2012 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2012
Country/TerritoryChina
CityHong Kong
Period10/12/1213/12/12

Keywords

  • Analysis of Moment Structures (AMOS)
  • Capacity for engineering systems thinking (CEST)
  • Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)

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