Accession Number:

ADA275665

Title:

A Quality Management Evaluation of the Graduate Education Process for Ocean Engineers in the Civil Engineer Corps

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this report is to evaluate the quality of graduate education required for Ocean Facilities Program OFP officers in the Civil Engineer CorpsCEC of the United States Navy. For the purpose of this report, quality is defined as meeting or exceeding the needs and expectations of OFP customers while maintaining professional integrity. The OFP serves as the Navys experts for ocean, coastal, and underwater engineering, in providing their customers with capabilities for the research and development, planning and design, construction and installation, maintenance and repair, and re- utilization and disposal of facilities and systems attached to or resting upon the seafloor and shore-based hyperbaric facilities. Toward this mission, the OFP requires prospective officers to complete a masters degree in ocean engineering in sixteen months for semesters at one of five eligible universities. The OFP periodically reviews the quality of education received and, as necessary, adjusts the educational skill requirements ESRs that guide an officers education plan. The purpose of this report is to describe the results of an evaluation that employs a rational sequencing of a quality management tool commonly known as quality function deployment QFD to align the graduate education process with the foreseeable, prioritized customer needs.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Humanities and History
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE