Benefits of Joint Roles to Manufacturing Education
This paper is concerned with the educational issues of manufacturing. It demonstrates the enhanced learning potential made available by University\Industrial collaboration based around Joint Roles. The paper focuses on the management of short term graduate student projects within a manufacturing company operated under the innovative conditions made available by the Joint Roles. It demonstrates how the close cooperation of the University Department of Manufacturing Engineering and the collaborating company management add a new dimension to the students learning experience. Recommendations are made for the future expansion of this type of arrangement to enhance educational methods within the field of manufacturing engineering.
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