Title: Automated manufacturing systems: a challenge to higher education

Authors: Mahmoud M. Yasin, Ronald F. Green, Marwan Wafa

Addresses: Department of Management and Marketing, College of Business, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614, USA. ' Department of Management and Marketing, College of Business, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614, USA. ' Department of Management and Decision Scienccs, School of Business, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana, USA

Abstract: Recent trends in automation are promising to make the factory environment of the future a highly demanding one. This paper examines the role of higher educational institutions in preparing students to function within such automated environments. Two frameworks are presented to facilitate the accomplishment of this objective, both within an institution, and between different institutions.

Keywords: automated manufacturing systems; computer-integrated manufacturing; CIM; factory automation; manufacturing education; higher education; advanced manufacturing systems.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.1992.030380

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 1992 Vol.2 No.1, pp.52 - 57

Available online: 15 Dec 2009 *

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