Title: The Analytic Hierarchy Process – An Application In Engineering Education


Alok Mathur

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Swami Keshvanand Institute of Technology Management & Gramothan, Jaipur-302017 (INDIA)

Pages: 60-63


Engineers often make decisions where different factors have to be weighed before taking a  decision. The multi-criteria decision problems and tools are not part of the undergraduate curriculum of Rajasthan Technical University at present, though  engineers are faced with such decisions in their day-to-day working. This paper reviews the Analytic Hierarchy Process, a simple and easy to use tool for dealing with multi-criteria decision situations. The paper argues that a knowledge of AHP will be useful for undergraduate engineering students. In view of the possible reluctance of students to devote their time for noncurricular learning, the paper proposes solving of a specific problem faced by students as a means of educating them in use of AHP.