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Modifying CAD Courses to Improve Proficiency in Interpretation of Engineering Drawings Using Modified Constructivism Approach

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2017

Conference Session

Engineering Design Graphics Division Technical Session 2: Instructional

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Engineering Design Graphics

Page Count

13

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https://peer.asee.org/28682

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124

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Morteza Sadat-Hossieny Northern Kentucky University

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MORTEZA SADAT-HOSSIENY is currently a professor and director of engineering technology programs at Northern Kentucky University. Dr. Sadat received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Power Engineering Technology from Oklahoma State University, Masters of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from Murray State University and Ph.D. in Industrial Technology Education from Iowa State University. His areas of concentration are Computer Aided Design, Industrial Automation, and his research Interests are globalized engineering/technology education, engineering technology innovative curriculum development, outcome assessments, and refining program accreditation procedures.

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Mauricio Torres Northern Kentucky University

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Dr. Torres received a B.S. in Business Administration from City University of Sao Caetano do Sul, B.S. in Mechanical Industrial Engineering from Braz Cubas University, Brazil, M.S. in Engineering Management and Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Florida International University. He has over 30 years of experience in heavy machinery manufacturing industry and currently he holds the position of Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program at Northern Kentucky University. His research interests are manufacturing processes, enterprise engineering and engineering education.

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Abstract

In this paper we will discuss ways to incorporate basic drafting principles in our introductory class and strengthen the students’ learning experience through multiple courses in our engineering technology programs. Students will gain the basic knowledge of CAD in EGT 212 (Computer-Aided Drafting and Design), and strengthen their learning experiences by applying their knowledge in other courses such as: EGT116 (Introduction to Manufacturing), 265 (Manufacturing Processes and Metrology), 365 (CNC & Manufacturing Process Planning), 405 (Metrology and Geometric Tolerancing), 465 (Automated Manufacturing Systems) and 380 (Machine Design). They will learn the advanced features of CAD in our advanced CAD design classes. There is no doubt in obvious benefits of computer generated graphics and these changes will be made under the basic assumptions of constructivism teaching philosophy, including their implications for courses in engineering/technology design. A brief overview of the constructivist learning approach in CAD education is also discussed.

Sadat-Hossieny, M., & Torres, M. (2017, June), Modifying CAD Courses to Improve Proficiency in Interpretation of Engineering Drawings Using Modified Constructivism Approach Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/28682

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