San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
Design in Engineering Education
25.222.1 - 25.222.15
Assessment and Evaluation of ABET Outcomes C and K in Engineering Courses that Utilize Solid Modeling PackagesAbstractAn assessment and evaluation method which focuses on the ability of students to design asystem, component, or process, and to use modern engineering tools necessary for successfulengineering practice (ABET learning outcomes C and K) has been developed and will bepresented. The method, based on evaluations and rubrics of students’ work, includes a self-selected term-project. The rubrics focus on the ability of students to use two software packages,specifically, NX (formerly Unigraphics) in “Computer Aided Design and IntegratedManufacturing CAD/CAM/CIM” at the sophomore level, and Creo Elements/Pro (formerlyPro/E) in “Solid Modeling and Design” at the senior level. Homework and classroomassignments are evaluated on the basis of using the software efficiently, creating the correctgeometry in both shape and size, and employing constraint-based solid modeling to transferdesign intent from drawing to model. The grading rubric of the term-project examines severalattributes of the design process, such as identifying the problem, defining criteria and constraints,brainstorming possible solutions, generating ideas and alternatives, constructing virtual modelsusing solid modeling software, building physical models or prototypes to validate the design, andrefining the design. The rubric emphasizes taking an idea from concept to product-ready physicalprototype. Evaluations, rubrics, surveys, and research topics, collected over a period of threesemesters, are presented.
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