Impact of Engineering Change in Design Education

Proceedings of International Conference on Advanced Design Research and Education (ICADRE14)

Year: 2014
Editor: Edwin Koh, Victor Shim, Tan Woei Wan, Ian Gibson, Andi S. Putra
Author: Weigl, Joerg D.; Koh, Edwin C. Y.
Institution: National University of Singapore, Singapore
Section: Design Education
Page(s): 070-072
DOI number: 10.3850/978-981-09-1348-9_999
ISBN: 978-981-09-1348-9


It is common to carry out engineering changes during the design of new engineering products and systems. However, the impact of engineering change in design projects conducted in a tertiary education setting is not well understood.Such design projects are typically subjected to artificial design cycles as constrained by the academic calendar. The output of these design projects are also usually evaluated based on standardised assessment rubrics that may not consider the possibility of late engineering changes. As a result, students that arerequired to carry out extensive engineering changes during their design projects may be graded less favourably if their contribution prior to the changes are not systematically recognised.Their motivated level may be affected as well. In an attempt to improve the way design projects are carried out and assessed at tertiary education institutes, this paper discusses a pilot study that was put together to better understand the impact of engineering change in design education.

Keywords: Design Education

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