June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
This paper focuses on the advantages of course-based research projects experience in an industrial engineering graduate course. Along with teaching the course materials, students were involved in a research project to determine significant factors in a cold drawn process on the ultimate tensile strength of L-605 wire. They applied the design of experiment (DOE) technique to identify critical factors and found the best setting for factor levels which results in higher yield. The key findings from the study and the associated survey demonstrated that the project-based learning approach improves the students’ attitudes towards engineering, results in higher-order cognitive learning, boosts their self-efficacy, enhances learning through high retention of the learning material and the subject matter, and strengthens team working and communication skills. The results also indicated that the project encouraged group interdependence, active learning, and higher level thinking skills. Students viewed the project as a valuable and interesting experience.
Elahi, B. (2019, June), Implementation of a Project-Based Learning Approach, Case Study of "Measurement and Evaluation Techniques in Industrial Engineering" Course Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--31910
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