Using computer software packages to enhance the teaching of Engineering Management Science: part 1-critical path networks

Ku, H., Fulcher, R., and Xiang, W. (2011) Using computer software packages to enhance the teaching of Engineering Management Science: part 1-critical path networks. Computer Applications in Engineering Education, 19 (1). pp. 26-39.

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Abstract

The aim of this article is to share the experience of using different software packages in the delivery of critical path networks in Engineering Management Science coded as ENG4004, in the Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering Technology programs offered by the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), a regional Australian University with excellence in developing e-learning (Good University Guides, 2001). The article describes how the authors use different software packages to solve the critical path network problems of the course. At times, more than one package will be required for the effective delivery of a topic or module 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 was also discussed together with the desired learning outcomes of students. The preferred software was Production and Operations Management (POM-QM) for Windows 3. It was finally concluded that the actual costs to the university and students are not too much but students learning experience and satisfaction will be greatly improved.

Item ID: 43290
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: engineering management science, Microsoft project 2007, Quantitative Methods Production and Operations Management (POM-QM) for Windows 3, Excel of Microsoft Office and critical path networks
ISSN: 1099-0542
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2016 07:47
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090699 Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8902 Computer Software and Services > 890299 Computer Software and Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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