Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
2019 ATMAE Annual Conference
Journal or Book Title
ATMAE 2019 Annual Conference Presentation Abstracts and Proceedings Papers
2019 ATMAE Annual Conference. Fueling the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Industry 4.0
November 6-8, 2019
Following the National Association of Industrial Technology’s (NAIT) name change to the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), many associated accredited programs followed suit. These programs re-branded themselves using many variations of these terms. To date, seven ATMAE-accredited programs use the terms “Applied Engineering” in their program name. However, none of these programs exist at institutions with ABET-accredited (EAC) engineering programs. This has resulted in a gap in understanding the unique challenges in defining and defending what an “Applied Engineering” degree program is, how it is different than ABET-accredited engineering programs, and what value it holds for stakeholders. This research discusses efforts made, roadblocks encountered, lessons learned, and future recommendations for making one such program name change at a university already offering ABET-accredited (EAC) engineering programs. Considerations for the use of names such as “Applied Engineering”, “Engineering Technology”, and “Industrial Technology” are discussed.
Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering
Haughery, John R.; Mosher, Gretchen A.; and Freeman, Steven A., "The Use of Applied Engineering in an Engineering Dominant Culture" (2019). Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations. 589.