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MTEC 7090 - Research Methods

Manufacturing Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

Course Details

Covers research approaches appropriate for a graduation project in the area of the student's specialization. Topics include: research and data collection, literature and database searches, analytic software resources, data presentation and analysis. Various information resources will be explored such as technical society publications and the Internet.





Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 43310

Wed Sep 12 - Wed Nov 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 12 - Nov 28 Wed 18:30 - 21:45 BBY



Course Outline




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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Relate research outcomes to the need for solutions to practical problems encountered in the workplace.
    • Explain the fundamental elements of research, analysis and test methods.
    • Use appropriate terminology commonly applied in the professional research environment .
  • Distinguish between concepts of basic versus applied research, and explain the role of each in the workplace.
  • Identify the distinguishing characteristics of both quantitative and qualitative research methods and select the best research method approach under different real-world circumstances.
  • Conduct research projects with real significance and professional relevance to business needs.
  • Write a research report.
  • Use the concepts of:
    • Research project planning.
    • Survey design, appropriateness of questions.
    • Practical research constrains.
    • The application of design alternatives based on the use of available data.
  • Suggest plan of action and alternative solutions based on research results.

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

MTEC 7090 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Manufacturing
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology


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