The purpose of this paper is to report a literature review which was conducted to trace the quality journeys occurring in industrial and educational scenarios.
First, the literature was reviewed to trace the efforts made to implement quality models in industrial scenarios. Quality models include International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 9000 certification, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA), Deming Prize and European Quality Award (EQA). Next, the literature was reviewed to trace the quality journey being undertaken in an engineering educational scenario.
Modern Engineering Educational Institutions (EEIs) are required to first accredit their programs by following Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)‐based stipulations. Then, these EEIs have to strive to implement quality models.
Because of the low volume of research conducted, relatively very few papers dealing with ABET and quality models could be reviewed. However, the exhaustive review of most of these papers has overcome this limitation.
First, modern EEIs should gain accreditation to ABET and then strive to obtain quality models. This endeavour would make fresh engineers employable in industrial scenarios.
It appears that no researcher has so far attempted to examine the implementation of quality models in an engineering educational scenario. In this context, the results of the literature review reported in this paper could be utilized while implementing quality models in EEIs via ABET‐based accredited programs.
Thandapani, D., Gopalakrishnan, K., Devadasan, S., Sreenivasa, C. and Murugesh, R. (2012), "Quality models in industrial and engineering educational scenarios: a view from literature", The TQM Journal, Vol. 24 No. 2, pp. 155-166. https://doi.org/10.1108/17542731211215099Download as .RIS
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