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An integrated approach for the teaching of mechanics and electronics in a design context

An integrated approach for the teaching of mechanics and electronics in a design context

Year: 2013

Section: Reflections on Design Teaching

Editor: John Lawlor, Ger Reilly, Robert Simpson, Michael Ring, Ahmed Kovacevic, Mark McGrath, William Ion, David Tormey, Erik Bohemia, Chris McMahon, Brian Parkinson

Author: Bingham, Guy; Southee, Darren; Page, Tom

Series: E&PDE

Institution: Loughborough University, United Kingdom

Section: Reflections on Design Teaching

Pages: 170-175

ISBN: 978-1-904670-42-1

Abstract

This paper examines the traditional engineering-based provision delivered to Product Design and Technology (BSc) undergraduates at the Loughborough Design School and questions it relevancy against the increasing expectations of industry. The paper reviews final year design project to understand the transference of engineering-based knowledge into design practice and highlights areas of opportunity for improved teaching and learning. The paper discusses the development and implementation of an integrated approach to the teaching of Mechanics and Electronics that formalises and reinforces the key learning process of transference within the design context. The paper concludes with observations from the delivery of this integrated teaching and offers insights from student and academic perspectives for the further improvement of engineering-based teaching and learning in a design context.

Keywords: Design education, product design, engineering design, mechanics, electronics

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