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First Year Student Design Projects In Engineering Graphics

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2000 Annual Conference


St. Louis, Missouri

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June 18, 2000

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June 18, 2000

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June 21, 2000



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5.303.1 - 5.303.7



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Bernard Hoop

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Thomas E. Hulbert

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Robert B. Angus

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Eric W. Hansberry

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Session 3425

First-Year Student Design Projects In Engineering Graphics

Eric W. Hansberry, Associate Professor, Bernard Hoop, Visiting Scientist Thomas E. Hulbert, Professor Emeritus, And Robert B. Angus, Senior Lecturer

Northeastern University School of Engineering Technology 360 Huntington Avenue, Room 120 SN Boston, MA 02115-5096 Tel: (617) 373-4852, Fax: (617) 373-2501 e-mail:


First-year students at the School of Engineering Technology and the Lowell Institute School at Northeastern University are directly involved in multifaceted projects that have practical applications. This paper will discuss how the presentations are prepared, the expected level of competency, and integration of projects into an introductory design course. Design projects are carefully selected to follow the industrial format and introduce students to architectural, mechanical, and electrical and electronic design. Through the implementation of design projects into the curriculum, students gain fundamental engineering skills, an exposure to on-the-job industrial methodology, an understanding of interdisciplinary work, improved communication skills, and invaluable knowledge that will aid them in making informed decisions about their future careers.

I. Introduction

First-year engineering design projects are an integral part of the education process in engineering and engineering technology. According to Gerard Voland, the design process includes need assessment, problem formation, abstraction, synthesis, and implementation. Our proposed


Hoop, B., & Hulbert, T. E., & Angus, R. B., & Hansberry, E. W. (2000, June), First Year Student Design Projects In Engineering Graphics Paper presented at 2000 Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri. 10.18260/1-2--8386

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