ERIC Number: ED458089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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An International Collaboration in Engineering Project Design and Curriculum Development: A Case Study.
Anwar, Sohail; Favier, Patrick; Ravalitera, Guy
This paper describes a collaboration in engineering project design and curriculum development between the Institut Universitaire de Technologie (IUT) housed in the Bethune campus of Universite d'Artois in France and the Altoona College of The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State Altoona). This collaboration embraces engineering design projects conducted by students, faculty exchanges, short-term industrial placements, and joint curriculum development. The paper provides a description of all the present and future components of the French-American collaboration. The engineering design projects conducted by the student teams at IUT Bethune and Penn State Altoona are also discussed. The paper also describes the obstacles encountered by both IUT Bethune and Penn State Altoona in carrying out the collaborative activities. Finally, the paper describes present success and future promises of the collaboration between the two universities. (Author)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Engineering Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Teacher Collaboration
For full text: http://www.ineer.org/Events/ICEE1999/Proceedings/papers/ 123/123.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: France