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