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Serendipitous Advantages of a Multi-Disciplinary Senior Seminar Course for Engineering StudentsTraditionally, in a typical Senior Seminar course, the engineering schools aim to enhance theabilities of their soon-to-be-graduates in their marketability and transition into graduate school.Such exercises may range from building an optimal resume, preparations for answering the forty(40) formidable questions at an interview, understanding fit, and learning how to search for andmaximize the chances for obtaining good packages in pursuit of graduate studies. Most, if not allof such activities may be addressed through four to five relatively short sessions.However, in a more comprehensive course, offering ten 80-minute sessions (or 12 one-hoursessions), elements of engineering ethics, sustainable design, green engineering, and a generalunderstanding of the global economy may be added to the agenda. In this process, thefacilitators may recognize the advantages of having a class of multi-disciplinary engineeringstudents for creation of some exciting and relevant exercises for the above “added” topics.This paper presents the contents and the sequence of the activities in a well-balanced SeniorSeminar course designed for engineering students with diverse backgrounds. The course hasbeen offered in this mode for the past five (5) years and there is considerable assessment dataavailable to support its effectiveness.
Sepahpour, B. (2015, June), Serendipitous Advantages of a Multidisciplinary Senior Seminar Course for Engineering Students Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24703
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