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A case study on engineering faculty design projects

A case study on engineering faculty design projects

Year: 2009

Section: NEW PEDAGOGY

Editor: Clarke, A, Ion, W, McMahon, C and Hogarth, P

Author: Begum, Margahan

Section: NEW PEDAGOGY

Pages: 299-302

Abstract

There is an established trend in engineering education to incorporate a design component for preparing students for real life practice. A recent report entitled Educating Engineers for the 21st Century[9] stresses that engineering courses need to adapt to the changing needs of businesses and to place a greater emphasis on real-life problems by working in collaboration with industrial partners. An initial investigation of design projects across four engineering disciplines was carried out to understand the breadth and depth of design projects. This included identifying key characteristics of the design projects, analysis of learning and teaching activities with respect to constructive alignment and investigation of assessment practices in these design projects. This research also examines the type of students' experiences. This paper ends with a discussion on the implications of these findings for design projects.

Keywords: Design project, project based learning, problem-based learning, engineering design

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ds conferenceE&PDE 2009: Engineering and Product Design Education 2009

The 11th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education will be organised by the University of Brighton in Brighton, UK, in partnership with the Design Education Special Interest Group (DESIG) of the Design Society and the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED). The E&PDE conference will bring together representatives from education and industry who have an interest in developing new approaches and directions in design education. The conference will provide a forum...

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