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IAAMA Presentation about Engineering Professional Education


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Brief overview of the lifelong learning solutions available through Engineering Professional Education at Purdue University for practicing engineers -- distance credit programs and non-credit short courses.

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IAAMA Presentation about Engineering Professional Education

  1. 1. Engineering Professional Education Purdue University Presentation for the Indiana Advanced Aerospace Manufacturing Alliance – Dec. 5, 2008 Vickie Maris, director, professional development programs
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Graduate-level courses and master’s degree programs at a distance for practicing engineers </li></ul><ul><li>Short courses, seminars and workshops (CEU credit) for engineers and those in engineering or technical roles </li></ul>Engineering Professional Education
  3. 3. <ul><li>Master’s degrees at a distance for practicing engineers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible, customized (MS, MSE), 10 3-credit courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AAE, ME, IE, ECE, dual-degree program (MBA + MSE) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering Management and Leadership Area of Specialization, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>~400 enrollments per semester </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Students benefit from anytime access to course content <ul><li>Asynchronous (learn on your own time) instruction that is usually online – self-study; instructor-facilitated </li></ul><ul><li>Blended – learning that combines multiple delivery formats; usually an online component with face-to-face delivery </li></ul>Engineering Professional Education
  5. 5. Tools for distance delivery of education (click for video demo)
  6. 6. <ul><li>Short courses for practicing engineers and managers of technical projects; courses for licensure maintenance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On-sites, on campus, online, blended and self-study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>495 enrollments in most recent fiscal year </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Non-credit courses geared towards workforce development <ul><li>Professional development programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Program (online) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LAI Lean Academy – for undergrads, co-op students, manufacturing interns and others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Program and Project Management (face-to-face and online; 3-credit course in Summer 09 also available as non-credit) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic Planning and Decision Making </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Factory Basics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theory and Design of Intelligent Controls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bridging Generational Gaps: Maximizing Workplace Potential </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technical Managers Institute (on-campus program, May 4 – 8, 2009), technical courses and management courses </li></ul>Engineering Professional Education
  8. 8. Continuous updating of formats for instructional delivery and course marketing <ul><li>Exploring use of Web 2.0 tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasting, Coursecasting through Boilercast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Networking – marketing through Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Face-to-face courses recorded for later use as online video modules </li></ul><ul><li>Instructors using tools like audio features for pdf files in Acrobat; pen tablets; and Pulse pen by LiveScribe – </li></ul><ul><li>Animations being embedded in online modules to bring concepts to life </li></ul>Engineering Professional Education
  9. 9. Contact Info <ul><li>Vickie J. Maris [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(765) 496-6845 </li></ul><ul><li>Slides available at: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Engineering Professional Education