June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
This case study investigates how engineering juniors draw engineering judgment and conclusions. The scope of the study is student work from two courses: a materials laboratory course and a circuit course offered in the Fall of 2018. The terms, engineering judgement and sound conclusion, are defined using open sources in the context of this study. The materials laboratory course had extensive experimental components, which required students to design and conduct experiments on tensile testing, hardness testing, microstructure testing, etc. Individual lab reports are required for all students. The circuit course had a term project, which require student teams to write a final project report. Throughout the term project, student teams designed and simulated circuits and constructed them on a breadboard to test their functions. Students’ lab reports and project reports in these two courses are analyzed to investigate how students make engineering judgement based on their design, development, analysis, interpretation, and/or decisions. This case study also presents the engineering undergraduate students’ process of drawing conclusion from the engineering experimental practices.
Kim, D., & Kim, J. (2019, June), How Engineering Students Draw Conclusions from Lab Reports and Design Project Reports in Junior-level Engineering Courses Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32895
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