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Marine and Related Mini Design Problems Presented in an Introductory Engineering Graphics Course
Eric W. Hansberry, Associate Professor, Francis A. DiBella, Assistant Professor, And Guido W. Lopez, Assistant Professor
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: email@example.com
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 Mini Design problems are used to develop students’ design abilities and understanding of the design process. They are an ideal teaching tool because they are short and allow for immediate feedback to students. This paper will include examples of projects used at the School of Engineering Technology and the Lowell Institute School at Northeastern University. The problems encompass architectural, mechanical and electrical/electronic engineering based graphics, with an emphasis on marine design.
Mini Design problems are an ideal method for instructing design skills to engineering students. First and foremost, they provide students with an opportunity to gain invaluable experience doing precisely the type of work they will be responsible for, when they enter the workforce. Preparation with Mini Design projects sets them up to ‘Hit the deck running.’ The goal of this paper is to highlight the important features and benefits of Mini Design problems. Actual projects will then be presented to exemplify how they may be used in the classroom. These projects were developed through years of instructing students with these methods.
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
Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright ©2002, American Society for Engineering Education
DiBella, F., & Hansberry, E., & Lopez, G. (2002, June), Marine And Related Mini Design Problems Presented In An Introductory Engineering Graphics Course Paper presented at 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. 10.18260/1-2--10897
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