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Need an Idea for a Class Project

Discussion in 'Training - Internal, External and Web-Based' started by Gary Walz, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. Gary Walz

    Gary Walz New Member

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    Hi,

    New to this forum, just posted my introduction. I'm teaching a college class (last minute replacement, so I didn't have a lot of prep time or any input into the syllabus or text). Students are 4-year Mechanical Engineering Technology majors. The college is very practical and hands-on.

    I'm looking for a project I can assign for the last half of the class. Not looking for anything too in-depth in terms of Stats, but something they can relate to. These students are all whizzes at CAD, CNC, etc.


    i was thinking of having them write about a hypothetical company of theirs, and describe how they would integrate some of the concepts in the class into a Quality System for the company.

    I'm open to any and all suggestions.

    Thanks,

    Gary
     
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    Golfman25 Well-Known Member

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    Have them do a full aiag ppap.
     
  3. RoxaneB

    RoxaneB Moderator Staff Member

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    For standardization - especially for discussion and grading purposes - I would suggest you create the "hypothetical" company. The reason for the " " is you can base the scenario off of a real company, but they won't know who it is. Let's see how they'd improve Tesla or Amazon.

    Freakonomics podcast recently re-broadcast a good example of how a teacher, I believe, challenged his/her class with a business setup that was completely opposite Wal-Mart. No one could see how it could work. Yet, the reality is, Trader Joe's is seemingly doing quite well . I included the Spotify link to help point to where I heard it.
     
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  4. Gary Walz

    Gary Walz New Member

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    I was thinking the way to go would be to create the company for them. I like that podcast. I also teach a class on Production and Operations Management, I may have to work the Trader Joe's podcast into that class for sure.

    Thanks,
    Gary
     

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