Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date


Publication Title

2000 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings


1-8 (5.539)

Conference Name

2000 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, St. Louis, Missouri, June 18-21, 2000


Decision science can be an effective tool for enhancing organizational participation during strategic and complex decision making. This involvement develops a group consensus for relating organizational goals and the methods to achieve them. This paper describes an application of Quality Function Deployment (QFD) to define curricular topics that meet program objectives. Based on the ability of QFD to establish relationships, the model identifies the most important topics and quantifies their impact on meeting program goals. The model was developed to support restructuring of a Masters of Engineering Management degree program. The model supported decisions in selecting and prioritizing the required curricular content to support program goals. The model provided a practical methodology for developing faculty consensus in the selection of curricular topics with a strategic focus.


© 2000 American Society for Engineering Education, ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, St. Louis, Missouri, June 18-21, 2000.

Original Publication Citation

Kauffmann, P., Fernandez, A., Keating, C., Jacobs, D., & Unal, R. (2000). Selection of curricular topics using extensions of quality function deployment. Paper presented at the 2000 ASEE Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.