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Teaching Freshmen Engineering Design via Hybrid Mode: A Case Study in the Middle East

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


San Antonio, Texas

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June 10, 2012

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June 10, 2012

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June 13, 2012



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Engineering Education Ties and Engineering Programs in the Middle East and Latin America

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25.1250.1 - 25.1250.9



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Jaby Mohammed Petroleum Institute Orcid 16x16

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Jaby Mohammed is a faculty at the Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial engineering from University of Louisville (2006), master's in industrial engineering from University of Louisville (2003), and also a master’s in business administration from Indira Gandhi National Open University (2001). His research interests include advanced manufacturing, design methodologies, Six Sigma, lean manufacturing, and enterprise resource planning. He previously taught at Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne in Indiana and at Morehead State University in Kentucky. He is a member of IIE, SME, ASQ, ASEE, and informs.

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Teaching freshmen engineering design via hybrid mode: A case study in the Middle EastAs we move through the digital age, more and more course is moving its contents toonline. There are many reasons for it, it can be cost reduction by reducing themaintenance of the classroom, or it can as a convenience for working students. Hybridcourses are those courses, which have a blend of face to face as well as well as webassisted tools.In this paper, authors would discuss about the hybrid course that was developed for thefreshmen engineering design course at The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi. The STEPS (Strategies for team based engineering problem solving ) courses, offered to students inthe freshmen / Sophomore year, are project management courses that lead studentsthrough a comprehensive engineering design process, preparing students for eventualwork in the national oil company. The courses focus on problem solving, report writing,presentation skills, project management, teamwork and independent learning. Theintention of developing a hybrid course was neither cost reduction, nor for theconvenience of adult working students, rather trying to teach students to be independentlearners and be proficient with the technology.This paper would address the following • The structure of the hybrid course • Independent learning via hybrid course offering • Life long learning • Reviewing and accessing the quality of the hybrid course  

Mohammed, J. (2012, June), Teaching Freshmen Engineering Design via Hybrid Mode: A Case Study in the Middle East Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--22007

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