Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering course is redesigned by integrating activities that involve experimentation, exploration, analysis, and discovery. The course includes a brief introduction of principal subject areas in the major and basic training with select software tools. Technical subjects are supplemented by presenting and discussing other important topics including engineering ethics. Behaviors that promote future success such as class attendance along with teamwork, communication, and other soft skills are emphasized. Students are given group and individual assignments, all of which are graded and returned with additional feedback. Besides providing a detailed overview of the course, the observations made and lessons learned from teaching the redesigned course for one semester are presented and discussed.
Putzeys, O., & Rais-Rohani, M., & Maalouf, S. R. (2018, June), Redesign of an Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Course to Keep Students Engaged and Interested Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30920
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