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Designing paths for the improvement of manufacturing Engineering education offered by UNICAMP

Grant number: 12/09343-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2012
Effective date (End): August 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Interdisciplinary Subjects
Principal Investigator:Peter Alexander Bleinroth Schulz
Grantee:Paula Garcia Magalhães Melo
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Aplicadas (FCA). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Limeira , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The University of Campinas (UNICAMP) started to offer 2009 a bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering, in the School of Applied Sciences (FCA, Faculdade de Ciências Aplicadas) on the campus of Limeira. It is the first time that this formation is offered in Brazil. It aims to contribute to fulfilling the demands of the national industry for engineers qualified to act in the manufacturing of different products, from their conception to their distribution, and including the critical analysis of the employed techniques and equipment. This set of skills, allied to the basic form of the students in humanities and social sciences offered by the FCA, prepares the professional to approach in a conscious way the challenges of development and innovation, as well as technical questions related to manufacturing. In this study, the demands of the industrial employers for professional in Manufacturing Engineering will be analysed. The data obtained from interviews will be evaluated using a theoretical framework that will be elaborated from the specialized literature and from the comparison with curricula of universities of excellence around the world. The main objective is to find elements that contribute to the understanding of the profile of manufacturing demanded by the industry. It is expected that the conclusions of this study could be used for the continuous improvement of the Manufacturing Engineering course of UNICAMP.

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