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Engineering Measurements In The Freshman Engineering Clinic At Rowan University

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1998 Annual Conference


Seattle, Washington

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June 28, 1998

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June 28, 1998

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July 1, 1998



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3.254.1 - 3.254.6



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S. A. Mandayam

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R.P. Ramachandran

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A. J. Marchese

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Robert P. Hesketh

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Ralph A. Dusseau

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John L. Schmalzel

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Kauser Jahan

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Session 1326

Engineering Measurements in the Freshman Engineering Clinic at Rowan University K. Jahan, R.A. Dusseau, R. P. Hesketh, A. J. Marchese, R.P. Ramachandran, S. A. Mandayam and J. L. Schmalzel

Rowan University


All freshmen engineering students at Rowan University are introduced to engineering experiments and calculations through a series of modules in measurements. The primary goal of this course is to expose freshmen engineering students to multidisciplinary projects that teach engineering principles using the theme of engineering measurements in both laboratory and real- world settings. This concept is an inversion of the traditional laboratory curriculum paradigm. The current situation is that freshman programs focus either on a design project or discipline- specific experiments that may not be cohesively integrated. In real-world settings engineers work in multidisciplinary teams on a variety of complex problems. The fundamental principles of measurement and their application are crucial to the solution of these problems.


The College of Engineering at Rowan University was created through a $100 million gift from Henry and Betty Rowan in 1992. The College of Engineering’s key features include collaborative teamwork in inter- and multi- disciplinary laboratory and coursework and the incorporation of state of the art technologies and innovative teaching methodologies. All engineering students from the four engineering disciplines namely Civil, Chemical, Electrical and Mechanical share a common engineering clinic class. This class is major hallmark of the Rowan engineering program as all engineering students throughout their eight semesters of study take it. The theme of the Freshman clinic class in the fall semester is engineering measurements followed by a competitive assessment laboratory in the spring semester. This paper focuses on the engineering measurement modules. The course is team-taught by faculty form each engineering discipline.

Mandayam, S. A., & Ramachandran, R., & Marchese, A. J., & Hesketh, R. P., & Dusseau, R. A., & Schmalzel, J. L., & Jahan, K. (1998, June), Engineering Measurements In The Freshman Engineering Clinic At Rowan University Paper presented at 1998 Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/1-2--7096

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