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Teaching Capstone Design In The Globalization Environment

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2004 Annual Conference


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 20, 2004

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June 20, 2004

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June 23, 2004



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TIME 7: ABET Issues and Capstone Courses

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9.1167.1 - 9.1167.9



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Wei Zheng

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Dong Young Jang

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Donald Harby

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Teaching Capstone Design in Globalization Environment

Yuyi Lin, Donald Harby University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211 Dong Jang, Seoul National University of Technology, Korea Wei Zhen, Xiamen University, China


In an effort to improve the mutual understanding and communication among future engineers in a globalization environment, the authors have started to establish a set of common course material and design tools for capstone design education. Internationalized course material will be web-accessible with permission. The course material with design tools, such as a design case library and optimization programs, will be jointly developed and used by faculty members and students around the Pacific Rim. Although a capstone design course is usually required in an engineering curriculum, the format and content can be very different at different engineering schools. The paper discusses the effort to find common ground in different educational systems. The paper also addresses the perceived subtle difference resulting from cultural preference in teaching and learning engineering design. Some considerations for a change of methodology in teaching and doing mechanical design are proposed. Benefit and possible solutions to potential problems are presented as well.

Zheng, W., & Jang, D. Y., & Harby, D., & Lin, Y. (2004, June), Teaching Capstone Design In The Globalization Environment Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--13922

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