Engineering Design Education in America and the Role of Human Resources Variables.
WRIGHT STATE UNIV DAYTON OHIO HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING
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The introduction of the concept of Life-Cycle Cost into design considerations has placed new emphasis on the integration of support costs particularly manpower into design decisions. The difficulties of dealing with downstream manpower costs in the design phase include the lack of such emphases in engineering education. A study was done to assess the teaching of design in engineering education. 907 chairmen of departments of engineering were queried about their design courses. The results show that considerably more emphasis may be needed on the teaching of design and on the inclusion of variables affecting downstream costs. Author
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Humanities and History