June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
Design in Engineering Education
24.506.1 - 24.506.19
Junior and Senior Engineering Students’ Perception of Project Based Learning Activities at the School of Engineering, UBC Okanagan CampusThe School of Engineering at UBC Okanagan Campus offers three engineering programs (civil,mechanical and electrical), with the first two years common for all engineering students.Through the course of their education the students are involved in several interdisciplinarydesign projects, including three major design projects in their first and second year as well as theCapstone design projects, a fourth year design course in which students work on industrysponsored real-life projects. In order to evaluate the effectiveness of these project-based learningactivities, and in order to create a better understanding of how students evolve through the courseof their study at the School of Engineering, a targeted survey for the first, second and fourth yearstudents has been designed and conducted. The survey covers students’ views on the structure ofdesign courses, the level of difficulty in relation to other courses, and the build-up of designskills toward the fourth year capstone projects. In this paper the results from the first 2 years ofthe study will be presented and discussed.
Yan, C. Y., & Prodanovic, V., & Taheri, R. (2014, June), Engineering Students’ Perception of Project-Based Learning Activities at the School of Engineering, UBC Okanagan Campus Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20397
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