DS 82: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE15), Great Expectations: Design Teaching, Research & Enterprise, Loughborough, UK, 03-04.09.2015

Year: 2015
Editor: Guy Bingham, Darren Southee, John McCardle, Ahmed Kovacevic, Erik Bohemia, Brian Parkinson
Author: Hany Hassanin, Khamis Essa. Co-Author Kiran Gulia
Series: E&PDE
Institution: University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Section: Enterprise
Page(s): 474-479
ISBN: 978-1-904670-62-9


Nowadays engineers have to have multi-skills to cope with the fierce competition of the work
environment. Successful engineers must not only have the technical proficiency but also must have the
ability to effectively express their knowledge through a wide variety of personal skills such as
presentation, management and communication skills. The influence of Enquiry Based Learning (EBL)
on student performance was an interesting topic by many researchers and has been identified as an
important learning approach to improve team-building, collaboration, communication skills for
engineering students. The aim of this paper is to study the potential that EBL holds to improve student
engagement and professional skills and hence improve their academic performance. An active learning
process-modelling course had been achieved using EBL. The technique had been used to improve the
practical skills of engineering students. Despite differences in the student’s background, necessary
practical skills were shared and EBL delivered a robust method to emerge these skills into the study

Keywords: EBL, engineering, process modelling

Please sign in to your account

This site uses cookies and other tracking technologies to assist with navigation and your ability to provide feedback, analyse your use of our products and services, assist with our promotional and marketing efforts, and provide content from third parties. Privacy Policy.