Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
The purpose of this study is to explore students’ perceptions of the engineering enculturation factors corresponding to the eleven ABET student outcomes and how their perceptions of their abilities change over time through the FYE program. During the 2016-2017 school year, 662 students, taking two consecutive First Year Engineering (FYE) foundation courses at a southwestern university, responded to at least one of the three online surveys arranged over time as either pre or post semester surveys and answered to the questions asking about students’ perceptions of the eleven ABET student outcomes. Overall the students’ reported that they believed the easiest ABET Outcome to achieve would be using their ‘knowledge of mathematics skills to solve engineering problems.’ Both the female and male students also perceived that their ‘ability to function well in multidisciplinary teams as an engineer’ was an easier ABET Outcome to achieve after completing the FYE foundation courses which focus heavily on this outcome. Students’ responded that they believed that their ‘abilities to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints as an engineer’ was the most difficult of the ABET Outcomes to achieve in all three of the surveys. There were some notable differences in the pre-post surveys by gender and ethnicity.
Wickliff, T. D., & Yoon, S. Y., & Richard, J. C., & Mendoza Diaz, N. V. (2018, June), Changes in Student Perceptions of Their Abilities on the ABET Student Outcomes to Succeed During the First-Year Engineering Program Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30931
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