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ERIC Number: ED366204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Two Different Approaches to Teaching Final-Year Projects for Mechanical Engineers and Biotechnologists at Ngee Ann Polytechnic: Case Studies Approach.
Walsh, Kath; Rebaczonok-Padulo, Michael
The Oral and Written Communication (OWC) course at Ngee Ann Polytechnic was originally intended to equip students with occupational skills (e.g., report- and letter-writing, public speaking) but has expanded to be a course aimed at helping third-year mechanical engineering students to develop third-year project reports. This has been done through the use of the United Nations Development Project (UNDP) material developed for this purpose by lecturers from Ngee Ann and Singapore Polytechnics and the National University of Singapore. Feedback obtained from the mechanical engineering department indicates that students' project reports have improved: in a survey conducted at the close of the 1991-92 academic year by the mechanical engineering department, over 85% of the students who had undergone OWC indicated that they had found it useful. A team approach devised by the biotechnology department would reinforce the features of a formal report specific to biotechnology research. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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