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Integrating formula student into design education – bridging the gap between theory and practice

Integrating formula student into design education – bridging the gap between theory and practice

Year: 2013

Section: Projects

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

Author: Dohr, Fabio; Vielhaber, Michael

Series: E&PDE

Institution: Saarland University, Germany

Section: Projects

Pages: 344-349

ISBN: 978-1-904670-42-1

Abstract

Design methodology is a rather abstract, yet very important, aspect of engineering design. This leads to the acceptance of such topics in education being rather low among students. The combination of theoretical contents and practical courses is a very promising approach to learning how to benefit from the use of design methodology and thus being able to estimate it. In this paper a concept is presented on how such a combination of theory and practice can be realized. It is based on the integration of student competitions – in particular Formula Student – into different courses of engineering design education ranging from examples in lectures to development projects in practical courses. Apart from these aspects students are being motivated to participate in student competitions and learn to apply a structured development process and appropriate methods in their daily work.

Keywords: Design education, Formula Student, theory and practice

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E&PDE13 Fifteenth International Conference on Engineering and Product Design EducationDesign Education - Growing our Future The 15th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education Conference will be organised by the School of Manufacturing & Design Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), in participation with the Design Education Special Interest Group (DESIG) of the Design Society and the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED). The conference will bring together representatives from education, design practice, industry and government agencies...

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