Producing the graduates that industry wants is more complicated than simply cramming them full of the right knowledge; they must also develop the confidence and understanding to serve the needs of their future employers. This can only be gained from experience in a real manufacturing environment. The authors describe the pioneering approach to industrial experience given to postgraduates at Cranfield University.
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Kay, J. M., Groves, G., Greenough, R., Wu, B., & Baines, T. (1998). Formative experience [postgraduate industrial experience]. Manufacturing Engineer, 77(5), 225–229. https://doi.org/10.1049/me:19980507