Using computer software packages to enhance the teaching in engineering management science: part 2 - programming techniques

Ku, H. and Fulcher, R. (2012) Using computer software packages to enhance the teaching in engineering management science: part 2 - programming techniques. Computer Applications in Engineering Education, 20 ( 1). pp. 114-123. ISSN 1099-0542

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This paper is the second paper in a series of sharing the experience of using different software packages in the delivery of Engineering Management Science coded as ENG4004, in the Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering Technology programs offered by the University of Southern Queensland. The paper describes how the authors use different software packages to solve the programming techniques problems of the course. Sometimes more than one package is required for the effective delivery of a topic of the course. The needs for the usage were also explained. The assessments of the course were also studied and reviewed. How the software packages met the objectives of the module were also discussed together with the desired learning outcomes of students. The comparative measure of the two packages used, Excel in MS Office 2007 and Quantitative Methods – Production and Operations Management (POM-QM) for Windows 3 ended with the former as winner. It can be argued that the students’ learning experience and satisfaction will be greatly increased with the software packages while the cost to the university will be minimal.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Submitted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Article published online in advance of print: 29 March 2010.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2010 00:20
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2014 06:13
Uncontrolled Keywords: engineering management science; quantitative methods; production and operations management; POM-QM for Windows 3; Excel; Microsoft Office; linear programming; simplex method; distribution method
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080308 Programming Languages
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099999 Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1002/cae.20379

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