Framework for orienting engineering undergraduate final year projects towards new product innovation process

Al-Shalabi, Ammar and Chee, S. B. and Singh, Narish and Yousif, B. F. (2008) Framework for orienting engineering undergraduate final year projects towards new product innovation process. In: 10th Conference on Innovation and Knowledge Management in Business Globalization (IBIMA 2008) , 30 Jun-1 Jul 2008, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

The traditional framework for undergraduate final year project (FYP) has customarily focused on the sharpening of theoretical principles and the honing of fundamental practical skills. This work sees the pressing need for orienting FYPs at the undergraduate level towards new product innovation. Hence, an unconventional framework, incorporating new product development (NPD) processes and practices, is created, aiming to generate more balanced and productive graduates; and enabling them to contribute to the NPD innovation process. For the purpose of comparison, the traditional FYP framework is firstly introduced. Then, each phase in the new framework, which embodies the actual activities carried out in a customer-oriented organization, is presented in detail. In addition to that, a project was developed and the proposed framework was implemented. As a result, a potential was found for the new developed framework.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2007 International Business Information Management Association. Open Access Journal with Creative Commons license. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2014 23:34
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2014 23:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: customer-oriented organizations; engineering undergraduates; final year projects; innovation process; new product development; new product innovations; practical skill
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939902 Education and Training Theory and Methodology
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26302

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