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Teaching A Common Engineering Design Course To First Year Engineering And Engineering Technology Students: A Case Study

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Conference

2006 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Chicago, Illinois

Publication Date

June 18, 2006

Start Date

June 18, 2006

End Date

June 21, 2006

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Curriculum Development and Applications

Tagged Division

Engineering Design Graphics

Page Count

8

Page Numbers

11.1195.1 - 11.1195.8

DOI

10.18260/1-2--1030

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https://jee.org/1030

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Sohail Anwar Pennsylvania State University-Altoona College

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Dr. Sohail Anwar is currently serving as an associate professor of engineering and the Program Coordinator of Electrical Engineering Technology at Penn State University. Altoona College. Since 1996, he has also served as an invited professor of Electrical Engineering at IUT Bethune, France. Dr. Anwar is serving as the Executive Editor of the International Journal of Modern Engineering and as the Production Editor of the Journal of Engineering Technology.

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Janice McClure Pennsylvania State University-Altoona College

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Janice E. McClure, Ph.D. is currently an Instructor in Engineering at Penn State Altoona College. Previously she had been the coordinator of expert systems development for the College of Agricultural Science at Penn State University. Jan has a ME in Industrial Engineering and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering with research in computer vision techniques. She is a current member of ASEE.

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TEACHING A COMMON ENGINEERING DESIGN COURSE TO FIRST YEAR ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS: A CASE STUDY

Abstract

This paper describes the conversion of ET 002 (Introduction to Engineering Technology) and ED&G 100 (Engineering Design and Graphics) to a common course that provides an opportunity to both first-semester engineering and engineering technology students at the Altoona College of The Pennsylvania State University to learn engineering design process, write and present technical reports, and use appropriate software packages. The ET 002 course is a one credit-hour course required for all the first-semester engineering technology students at the Altoona College of The Pennsylvania State University. The ED&G 100 (Engineering Design & Graphics) course is a three credit-hour course required for all the first-semester engineering students at The Pennsylvania State University.

As a result of this blending and transformation of ED&G 100 and ET 002, both engineering and engineering technology students are now able to learn engineering design methodology and apply it to design problems.

The manuscript provides a detailed description of the above-mentioned transformation of ED&G 100 and ET 002. Additionally, information regarding the course assessment techniques used in the recently transformed ED&G 100 and ET 002 courses is presented.

Introduction

Over the past several years, the first-year engineering courses have evolved from standard problem solving, graphics, and computer programming courses to a format that emphasizes an early realization of engineering design, collaborative learning, and highly interactive classroom environment [1]. These courses allow engineering and engineering technology students to become involved in engineering design process at an early stage. There are many educators who now realize the need to teach engineering design to freshman engineering and engineering technology students. This manuscript focuses on developing a common freshman engineering course that teaches engineering design to the first-year engineering and engineering technology students at the Altoona College of The Pennsylvania State University.

Engineering Design and Graphics 100 (ED&G 100) is an introduction to engineering design course for all freshman baccalaureate engineering students at the the Pennsylvania State University. Upon completion of this three credit-hour course, students should be able to: • Use computer software packages to assist and document the design procedure • Communicate effectively through oral and written presentations • Demonstrate basic lab work skills such as data collection, report writing, and teamwork • Carry out the design process from problem statement to final design

Anwar, S., & McClure, J. (2006, June), Teaching A Common Engineering Design Course To First Year Engineering And Engineering Technology Students: A Case Study Paper presented at 2006 Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, Illinois. 10.18260/1-2--1030

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