Authors: Mehmet Savsar, Ali Allahverdi
Addresses: Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, College of Engineering and Petroleum, Kuwait University, P.O. Box 5969, Safat 13060, Kuwait. ' Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, College of Engineering and Petroleum, Kuwait University, P.O. Box 5969, Safat 13060, Kuwait
Abstract: This paper presents the capstone senior design course in the Industrial Engineering Curriculum at Kuwait University (KU). A detailed description of the course, its role, its objectives, outcomes, learning practices and assessments are explained in relation to other courses in the curriculum. The administration of the course, selected organisations where the course project is carried out, problems and solution tools utilised, student accomplishments and obstacles faced are presented. Issues discussed in this paper could help to clarify current contribution of the senior design course to the Industrial Engineering education and could facilitate future improvements in Industrial Engineering curriculum in general.
Keywords: senior design; industrial engineering education; design courses; Kuwait; industrial engineering curriculum.
International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2008 Vol.18 No.2, pp.253 - 263
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