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A Collaborative Electrical Engineering Program Through Distance Education

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2002 Annual Conference


Montreal, Canada

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June 16, 2002

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June 16, 2002

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June 19, 2002



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multim engr edu;dist.,servi&intern based

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7.19.1 - 7.19.9

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Kenny Fotouhi

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Ali Eydgahi

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Ibibia Dabipi

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Session: 3660

A Collaborative Electrical Engineering Program through Distance Education

Ali Eydgahi, Ibibia K. Dabipi, Mohammad Fotouhi University of Maryland Eastern Shore Princess Anne, MD 21853


This paper describes a Collaborative Electrical Engineering Program that has recently been implemented under a three-way agreement among University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), Salisbury University (SU), and University of Maryland College Park (UMCP). Under this agreement the students at UMES and SU campuses in a relatively remote location on the Eastern Shore of Maryland can obtain an ABET-accredited professional engineering degree from UMCP without having to relocate from the region. All of the first two years sequence of engineering courses is delivered live at UMES and SU by faculty members in the Mathematics, Physics/Natural Sciences, and Engineering Programs at the two campuses. Most of the junior and senior level classes are offered over interactive video network (IVN) by UMCP engineering faculty members to UMES and SU campuses for the students attending the Collaborative Program. All the laboratory courses and capstone designs are taught on-site at UMES.


Collaboration between universities across programs is not new. There are several models where the programs are structured such that students receive a degree from each of the participating universities1. Dillard University in New Orleans Louisiana has a collaborative program with Southern University Baton Rouge Louisiana where the Engineering degree is awarded at Southern while the student attains a Physics degree from Dillard University. Southern University in Baton Rouge has various collaborative degree programs with Louisiana State University Baton Rouge where the aim is to offer the students the opportunity for a dual degree. In some cases, the objective is to develop the necessary experience at the collaborating university to eventually be independent. In most of these collaborations, the delivery system has been traditional on campus classroom lecture, which results in the basic assimilation of the students in their new environment.

The Eastern Shore area of Maryland has traditionally been deprived of access to accredited engineering programs. As a result of this shortfall, the Maryland Eastern Shore Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright Ó 2002, American Society for Engineering Education

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Fotouhi, K., & Eydgahi, A., & Dabipi, I. (2002, June), A Collaborative Electrical Engineering Program Through Distance Education Paper presented at 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.

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