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ERIC Number: EJ1076087
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: EISSN-1941-1766
Multidisciplinary Capstone Design at the University of Houston
Bannerot, Richard; Kastor, Ross; Ruchhoeft, Paul
Advances in Engineering Education, v2 n1 Spr 2010
In this paper we identify some of the issues and problems that we confronted while developing a new, one-semester, interdepartmental, multidisciplinary capstone design course. We implemented the following changes to the pre-existing capstone design course: (1) Utilized a website to enhance information transfer, (2) Modularized the course and replaced lecturing with facilitating, (3) Introduced a studio/critique teaching format, (4) Integrated communications professionals into the teaching of the course, and (5) Allowed the students to be involved in establishing the final expectations for their project. The details of the implementation process, the effects of the changes, and the students' responses are discussed. Examples of some of the projects are given.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas