Masters Theses

Keywords and Phrases

Student Learning Style


"Workplace requirements continually evolve to keep pace with the developing global market. To meet ever increasing standards, educational institutions have been investigating methods to prepare students for their future employment. Course modifications should be carefully considered to meet the requirements of all stakeholders, including those of the students. The objective of this research was to provide students with an overall better learning experience that tailors the teaching methods to his/her individual learning preferences. To meet this objective, a comprehensive survey was provided to an undergraduate course in quality. The survey documented the student's individuality when learning and made note of his/her expectations from the class. Quality Function Deployment, an organized approach to take the voice of the customer into the design of products and services, was utilized to determine class modifications. The results indicated the implemented techniques and tools were beneficial to the students and helped his/her comprehension of the course material. The analysis also suggests that students experienced a change in motivation throughout the semester. This shows that in some aspects more investigation is required in order to identify causes for the motivational shifts"--Abstract, page iv.


Cudney, Elizabeth A.

Committee Member(s)

Murray, Susan L.
Elrod, Cassie, 1979-


Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Engineering Management


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Fall 2015

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • A systematic review of technological advancements to enhance learning
  • One size does not fit all: utilizing quality function deployment for course design
  • Evaluating the impact of teaching methods on comprehension and knowledge retention


x, 122 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.


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Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type




Subject Headings

Curriculum planning
Cognitive styles
Teaching -- Methodology
Engineering -- Study and teaching
Chi-square test
Quality function deployment
Motivation in education

Thesis Number

T 10783

Electronic OCLC #