June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
Design in Engineering Education
24.569.1 - 24.569.13
The Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) Department at EasternWashington University has traditionally taught the Senior Capstone course in a single 10-week quarter. The MEdegree is a relatively new addition to the program and has resulted in more emphasis is placed more on research anddevelopment than production as was done when we only had the MET degree. This has definitely increased thecomplexity of the projects and made it easier to reach out to assist local industry. However, the students must rushthrough some phases of the project in order to obtain the parts they need to build and test their design. As a result,we have converted the single quarter, 7-contact hour course into a two quarter, 8-contact hour course. We willdiscuss the details of why we felt this change was needed and the preliminary results from the first offering of thetwo-quarter sequence.
Weiser, M. W., & Saad, H. S., & Gerlick, R. E. (2014, June), Expansion of the ME/MET Capstone Course from One to Two Quarters Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. https://peer.asee.org/20460
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