Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Design in Engineering Education
The objective of this paper is to discuss an integrated approach to teach project management and product design and development over three semesters, as opposed to the college’s traditional two-semester curriculum. The integrated approach used collaboration between one semester of Engineering Design Methods (EDM) and two semesters of the Senior Design Project (SDP). The integrated approach, modeled on the engineering design spine with roots in freshman courses, involved both the EDM and SDP cohorts. The across-class involvement includes participation in design review presentations, senior-to-junior mentorship, and multiclass workshops. Student feedback through periodic surveys and interviews provided insight into the students’ progress and learning outcomes. This paper reports on efforts that would help an integrated capstone design curriculum succeed. The Department’s surveys contribute to the current syllabus content related to learning outcomes and aimed at exploring the student mindset. The Department expected that the experiences gained through across-class collaborations and active feedback would enable a better EDM and SDP course structure. The integrated activities would also improve syllabus material derived from surveys to afford the students’ subject mastery.
McConomy, S. K., & Soman, R., & Gupta, N., & Shih, C. (2018, June), Continued Development of an Integrated Capstone Design Curriculum Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30222
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