June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
Design in Engineering Education
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Teaching Applied Engineering Through Practicum CoursesThe industry advisory committee that helped design the Motorsports Engineering Bachelor ofScience Degree curriculum for a large American university was insistent that the students had tobe engaged in real-world, hands-on, experiential learning opportunities. This was viewed asnecessary in order to produce they type of engineering graduate that this specific industrytypically looks to hire. In order to achieve the recommended goal, a trio of practicum courseswere constructed which required students to assume roles in the university’s race team, andbecome engaged in the design, development, construction, testing and competition of theprogram’s competition vehicles. This paper will discuss the reasons for, and methods used in,creating these courses. The development of the course objectives, as well as assessmentapproaches and rubrics, will be examined. The challenges and successes encountered in initialofferings of these courses will be covered, as will recommendations for similar implementationsin other engineering programs which need a similar strong application component.
Hylton, P., & Otoupal-Hylton, W. (2014, June), Teaching Applied Engineering Through Practicum Courses Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. https://peer.asee.org/23089
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