Diseño de una metodología para la actualización de contenidos curriculares dedicados al estudio de la tecnología CIM en carreras universitarias tecnológicas

by Balderrama Durán, Isabel Melina

Abstract (Summary)
ABSTRACT CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing) technology arose in the 1980s as a response to the technological transformation. Its implementation allows the improvement of planning processes, programming and control of production, with the aim of progress in development of new, technologically more flexible, advanced systems in corporate management. The implementation of such a complex technology requires qualified human resources to manage it. In that context, industrial engineers are the most appropriate to achieve the learning goals applied to training in CIM technology. That qualification must consider the integration of knowledge, skills and personal characteristics; in a professional profile that allows future professionals to be solvent with regard to real problems or situations in the CIM user industry. We have considered the opportunity of studying the update of the Industrial Engineering curriculum, in order that its content may fit the demands for qualification in the CIM user industry, in its role as a potential labour market for future industrial engineers. This situation is the starting point driving this doctoral thesis, for which a bibliographic review was performed. The result of the review has shown that there is no content standardisation to assure the solvency of CIM technology, nor is there a methodology to select and configure that content in the context of a university curriculum. The methodology designed in the thesis proposes an approach to maximise efficiency, based on identification of four pillars: a) Customer, b) Human Resources, c) Technological Innovation and d) Information Technologies and Communication; pillars that converge in development and implementation of CIM technology. To that end it designs a methodology tat combines two fundamental methodologies: the Quality Function Deployment (QFD) and Delphi methodology. Additionally, these two methodologies are complemented by other tools and secondary methods: Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), Affinity Diagrams, Customer segmentation tables, Hierarchy Diagrams, Surveys, etc. The strength of the methodology lies in the major capacity to translate qualitative (scarcely precise) demands into objective and precise quantitative specifications with regard to: content, subjects, courses, didactics, duration, etc.; considering the principles of the Bologna Process and the standards governing the educational system in the European Union. As a final phase of the thesis, the methodology designed is applied in a specific case study concerning updating of curriculum content, dedicated to study of CIM, on university courses in IQS Industrial Engineering.
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Reyes Pozo, Guillermo

School:Universitat Rovira i Virgili

School Location:Spain

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:iqs enginyeria industrial


Date of Publication:11/13/2008

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