Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) Tools are being used extensively by companies in the United States to compete in an increasingly demanding global market place. Product cycle times are being reduced while quality requirements are being increased. The students enrolled in engineering and engineering technology today will be faced with competing in these competitive markets after graduation and must acquire the skills they need for that competition before graduation. In order to help make our students more competitive in that global market place, a CAE Tools course and interdisciplinary projects are being integrated into the manufacturing, plastics and electronics engineering technology programs at Western Washington University. This paper describes the new CAE Tools course at Western and decribes specific examples of interdisciplinary projects during the past academic year.

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