July 26, 2021
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July 19, 2022
The requirement to include “complex engineering problems” was added to the ABET student outcomes for engineering programs in 2019. ABET provides several characteristics that governs what constitutes a complex engineering problem: involving wide-ranging or conflicting technical issues, having no obvious solution, addressing problems not encompassed by current standards and codes, involving diverse groups of stakeholders, including many component parts or sub-problems, involving multiple disciplines, or having significant consequences in a range of contexts. (ABET, 2019-2020). The Civil Engineering Professional Practice and Applications course at the XXXXXXX integrates the military and civil engineering professions by applying a doctrinal military ‘design process’ to address complex civil engineering problems. This design process is known as the Army Design Methodology (ADM) and it applies critical and creative thinking to understand, visualize, and describe complex problems and approaches to solving them. The purpose of this paper is to describe the ADM and how it is incorporated into the course, and to provide an assessment related to student learning outcomes.
Wambeke, B., & Hill, A. T. (2021, July), Applying Army Doctrine to Engineering: Is That Complex? Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. 10.18260/1-2--36689
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