Partnership With Industry For Exchange In Manufacturing Engineering Education
In today’s competitive manufacturing environment, more is expected from manufacturing engineers. Engineers that possess sound theoretical knowledge of engineering disciplines and have practical
experience are needed. The Engineering Research Center for Net Shape Manufacturing (ERC/NSM) believes that a partnership with industry and engineering students will allow students to develop the
manufacturing experience and skills that the manufacturing industry expects. The following is a suggested scheme.
- Cooperative Education (Co-op)
Through the OSU Co-op office, ERC/NSM will work with industry to find undergraduate students that have an interest in manufacturing. Companies will be able to interview and employ students as always,
but now also interview students that have an interest in manufacturing.
- Research Work at the ERC/NSM
After the student has completed their first co-op quarter (3 months) with industry, the company will have the opportunity to employ the student at ERC/NSM to work on a project selected by the company and
within the capabilities of the ERC/NSM.
- Graduate Studies at the ERC/NSM
After the student has completed his/her undergraduate studies, the company and student can decide whether full time employment with the company is possible. However, students interested in graduate
studies may continue their education in manufacturing at the ERC/NSM as a graduate research associate or fellow. The ERC/NSM and the Ohio State University have one of the best manufacturing
laboratory complexes among North American universities and an excellent manufacturing program. We believe that graduate work at the ERC/NSM will give students additional experience and knowledge in
manufacturing that the competitive and global environment of the new century demands.
Have access to highly motivated, better trained graduating engineers in manufacturing
Completion of project, conducted by a student sponsored by the company, using the infrastructure and facilities of ERC/NSM for low cost to company
Reduce or eliminate high cost of recruiting
Gain practical and theoretical experience in manufacturing that companies expect
Employed in engineering position year round
Opportunity to investigate benefits of graduate school
If qualified, opportunity to receive a graduate fellowship (Tuition waived, monthly stipend)
If your company may be interested in this partnership or you need more information, please contact :
Professor & Director, ERC/NSM,
phone: (614) 292-5063,