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Post  Post subject: Can manufacturing effectively be taught, only in the class.  |  Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:59 pm

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What all these engineering schools are doing in educating engineers to carry on the great work that technology has done so far. Actually they have not changed the course they follow for decades, they only change some procedures of secondary importance but not of substance.

Theory first for higher education, there is no question about it, only theory though in engineering education is half the work done.

The subject chosen, manufacturing, is a sound example in my opinion. I believe that 90% of universities don't teach their students what really manufacturing is, because they don't send them to the factory floor to complement their theoretical knowledge and students can't "see" really from books processes that involve tools for plastics injection machines, presses etc.

Some will work on them, so for a number of years they are still students. One could mention a lot more, but it's not proper, just one thing: Where are the famous optico-acoustical media to be used. (at least)

Post  Post subject: Re: Can manufacturing effectively be taught, only in the class.  |  Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:59 pm
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What type of manufacturing? There's a difference constructing commercial airliners, space satellites, cars, phones, and semiconductors, for example. Some of these are entirely about book learning, while others involve more hands on learning.


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