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Last approved: Tue, 13 Dec 2016 23:19:54 GMT

Last edit: Tue, 13 Dec 2016 23:19:47 GMT

Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

kleinc
Cerry
Klein
KleinC@missouri.edu
573/882-4858
Industrial/Mfg Sys Engr
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Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
kleinc
Cerry
Klein
KleinC@missouri.edu
573/882-4858
Industrial/Mfg Sys Engr
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occenal
Luis
Occena
OccenaL@missouri.edu
573/882-9566
Industrial/Mfg Sys Engr

Term for Proposal

 
Spring 2017

Course Catalog Information

ENGR
Industrial And Manufacturing S (IMSE)
Industrial And Manufacturing S
4970W
1
 
40
Capstone Design I - Writing Intensive
Overview of professional engineering issues such as ethics, team dynamics, communication, and project management. Includes team-based industrial assessments to develop skills in problem/opportunity identification. Graded on A-F basis only.
 
Lecture/Standard
A-F Only
Restricted to IMSE students; Senior Standing, IMSE 2030; IMSE 2710.
 
 
 

Instructor Information

kleinc
Cerry
Klein
KleinC@missouri.edu
573/882-4858
Industrial/Mfg Sys Engr
(numbers only)
Tenured Professor
E3437 Lafferre Hall
 
 

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Writing Intensive Course Information

Combination of case study and industry based problem analysis, each structure to integrate material presented in several theory or methods courses. This course, required of all senior IMSE students, is designed to provide students the opportunity to synthesize the topics that they have learned throughout their undergraduate curriculum. The course provides techniques for integrated industrial engineering problem definition, critical decision making, team building/communication exercises, and exposure to engineering ethics. Students first conduct an assessment of a company in order to learn how to define and scope, ?real' world problems. This is followed by assignment of a real industrial design problem that is continued during IMSE 4980. Microthemes are assigned to explore focused topic areas. The assessment report is used to communicate areas of improvement to an industrial client. Students will also journal their thoughts related to topics covered in class and related to books they are required to read. Their will also be one book review in the class.
I intend to make the ethics section of the course as part of each writing assignment. That is I will ask for the ethical implications of things that they suggest as part of their assessments of companies. Also will have them address ethical concepts related to one of the books I have them read and summarize the main important points.
Face-to-face
Self paced?

24
30
Should this course be considered for funding?
No
Large Enrollment Courses:
 
 
 

Writing Intensive Assignments

Pages
3 Microthemes: MT 1 - definition of IE -
The first micro theme is for the students to define what Industrial Engineering means to them. They are now seniors and have been through the majority of their curriculum. The purpose of this is to assess what they have learned and to help prepare them for when they leave school. We feel they should be able to define their discipline in a way that is comprehensible to anyone that asks them what they do. Additionally, this also allows us to determine if we are presenting our material to them in an appropriate manner.
Length of assignment:
1
Peer Review and Instructor Review
1
Peer Review and Instructor Review
2

MT 2 - personal marketing document
The time has come for you to begin interviewing for a job. As a MU IMSE graduate, there are several possibilities that have presented themselves to you. The four you are interested in are given below. You realize that before you go for your first interview you need to research the company so that you will be better prepared to sell yourself to them as a graduate of the MU IMSE program. Pick one of the four job opportunities and based upon your company research write a 2 page-marketing document that summarizes what you could do for the company and why they need you. Your grade will be a function of the degree to which you can convince me that the company needs to hire you. Note: whatever you do, do not just list issues, rather give specific examples that show you are an asset that they need. Also, be sure to incorporate the background you have obtained from your undergraduate industrial engineering degree from the University of Missouri. Your paper should follow the micro theme guidelines given in the syllabus. Be sure to really work on developing a strong theme, developing it so that the text flows from paragraph to paragraph, and pulling together in a good conclusion.
Length of assignment:
2
Peer Review and Instructor Review
2
Peer Review and Instructor Review
4

MT 3 - ethics situation analysis
For this assignment, we watch a video in class that was prepared by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) to help engineers understand engineering ethics. There are a number of videos to choose from, each one presenting a different ethical situation. After viewing the video, they are to write a paper about the video and engineering ethics. It requires: Develop a written response memo to senior management that includes at a minimum addressing the questions given below: - What is the specific engineering situation that has ethical implications? - What NSPE Code of Ethics Cannons are at issue in this situation? - How might the engineer respond to this situation and what are the potential consequences of the different responses?- How would the NSPE Code of Ethics guide an engineer's response? - What would you recommend the engineer's response be?
Length of assignment:
2
Peer Review and Instructor Review
2
Peer Review and Instructor Review
4

One book review
Each semester the book changes. Last semester we used Smart Choices. The assignment is below For the book Smart Choices, write a 5-10 page synopsis identifying what you consider to be the key concepts from each chapter and how you could use this in your own personal life as well as your professional life. The objective of this assignment is to identify system improvement? opportunities? and the IE techniques that could be used to address them for the company we visited.
Length of assignment:
5
Peer Review and Instructor Review
5
Peer Review and Instructor Review
10

Industrial Assessment Report
Consider yourself a partner in an industrial engineering consulting firm hired to assess the company’s operations. As a hired consultant, you are expected to identify root problems and generate possible solutions. The project’s contract states that you are to develop a comprehensive list of opportunities and objectives for the system. As part of the analysis, you should develop a value stream map and identify the required data and other needs to carry out the project along with what possible techniques could be used in the analysis. You are required to deliver a written report following the hand out posted on BLACKBOARD. In addition, you will make a presentation as part of a team discussing the analysis for the given project. The project presentation will be at most 10 minutes in length.
Length of assignment:
10
Peer Review and Instructor Review
10
Peer Review and Instructor Review
20

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
20.00
Revisions:
20.00
40.00
 

Writing Intensive Teaching

Instructor provided feedback
Oral presentation by student, followed by feedback
Peer review
 
 
The MT on ethics is has more than one possible interpretation and explanation. For example, we ask "Consider the following ethical scenario make any assumptions you feel are relevant and develop a written response memo to senior management that includes at a minimum addressing the questions given below: - What is the specific engineering situation that has ethical implications? - What NSPE Code of Ethics Cannons are at issue in this situation? - How might the engineer respond to this situation and what are the potential consequences of the different responses?- How would the NSPE Code of Ethics guide an engineer's responseY - What would you recommend the engineer's response be?
Microthemes are assigned every 3 weeks in the first half of the semester. The book assessment is done in the middle of the semester and the assessment report is written over the last half of the semester.
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Administrative Information

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Acknowledgement

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Additional Comments

 
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Tue, 13 Dec 2016 23:19:47 GMT): I have added IMSE 4970W, 01 to the Spring 2017 schedule of classes and cancelled the regular section of IMSE 4970 for Spring. The students who were enrolled in IMSE 4970 have been moved to the new section of IMSE 4970W
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