NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ831921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
Sequential Assessment of Engineering Design Projects at University Level
Oehlers, Deric John
European Journal of Engineering Education, v31 n4 p487-495 Aug 2006
Seven years of industrial experience followed by 30 years of academic research and teaching in structural engineering have led the author to believe that the prime objective of a university design course is not the design project itself but to train students to solve problems, as this will last them throughout their careers. It is shown how design projects can be formulated for the purpose of encouraging students to develop their problem-solving abilities. More importantly, a sequential assessment technique has been developed to quantify the students' ability to both think and learn as well as the students' grasp of the fundamental principles, all of which are required in problem-solving. (Contains 7 tables.)
Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A