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Ward, Thomas A. – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2013
"Capstone" is a metaphor used to describe a final achievement that builds upon previous works and encapsulates them. Capstone projects are included in engineering curricula to integrate multi-disciplinary subjects and teach professional skills that are difficult to impart in a traditional lectured course. Since these projects serve to…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Curriculum Design, Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students
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Kettunen, Juha – International Journal of Educational Management, 2006
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to analyse the strategic planning of the Centre for Mechanical Engineering, which is a joint venture of educational institutions and companies in Southwest Finland. Design/methodology/approach: The paper presents the strategies of focus and cost efficiency and how the selected strategies can be adjusted…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Engineering
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Irwin, John – Engineering Design Graphics Journal, 2013
The Siemens PLM CAD software NX is commonly used for designing mechanical systems, and in complex systems such as the emerging area of wind power, the ability to have a model controlled by design parameters is a certain advantage. Formula driven expressions based on the amount of available wind in an area can drive the amount of effective surface…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Design, Power Technology, Models, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Orr, Marisa K.; Jordan, Shawn S. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2019
Dynamics of Machine Elements is a junior-level course in mechanical engineering that covers the kinematics (motion) and kinetics (causes of motion) of machine elements such as linkages, cams, and gear trains. This paper describes the results of adding a Rube Goldberg Machine Contest® project to the course to address student concerns over the lack…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Motion, Kinetics, Equipment
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Jones, Lewis C. R.; Tyrer, John R.; Zanker, Nigel P. – Design and Technology Education, 2013
This paper explores the pedagogy underpinning the use of laser manufacturing methods for the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at key stage 3 design and technology. Clock making (horology) has been a popular project in design and technology (D&T) found in many schools, typically it focuses on aesthetical…
Descriptors: Lasers, Manufacturing, STEM Education, Teaching Methods
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Bertozzi, N.; Hebert, C.; Rought, J.; Staniunas, C. – Engineering Design Graphics Journal, 2007
Over the past decade the software products available for solid modeling, dynamic, stress, thermal, and flow analysis, and computer-aiding manufacturing (CAM) have become more powerful, affordable, and easier to use. At the same time it has become increasingly important for students to gain concurrent engineering design and systems integration…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Computer Software, Engineering, Models
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Potkonjak, Veljko; Jovanovic, Kosta; Holland, Owen; Uhomoibhi, James – Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present an improved concept of software-based laboratory exercises, namely a Virtual Laboratory for Engineering Sciences (VLES). Design/methodology/approach: The implementation of distance learning and e-learning in engineering sciences (such as Mechanical and Electrical Engineering) is still far behind…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Computer Simulation, Skill Development
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Eggermont, Marjan; Brennan, Robert; Freiheit, Theo – Advances in Engineering Education, 2010
Our full-year capstone design course, "Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Design Methodology and Application," focuses on both design methodology and design application. We redesigned the course to more effectively prepare students for the "application" aspect of design. The approach was essentially to implement a short…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Engineering Education, Design, Inquiry
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Wallen, Matthew R.; Pandit, Abhay S. – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2009
Responding to the calls for teaching "soft skills" within the undergraduate engineering curriculum and for the university to address a perceived decrease in social capital, a programme titled Community Awareness Initiatives Responsibly Directed by Engineers (CAIRDE, an Irish language word meaning "friends") was instituted at…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students, Evaluation Research, Student Attitudes
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Webster, Rustin; Dues, Joseph; Ottway, Rudy – Engineering Design Graphics Journal, 2017
Students who successfully pass professional certification exams while in school are often targeted first by industry for internships and entry level positions. Over the last decade, leading industry suppliers of computer-aided design (CAD) software have developed and launched certification exams for many of their product offerings. Some have also…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Assisted Design, Case Studies, Certification
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Novak, Marina; Pozun, Matjaz; Dolsak, Bojan; Pocivavsek, Tadej – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2004
The increasing number of homeless people is one of the most burning problems of nowadays world. Society has to find the way to fight against it and provide help to those people that have no place to stay. For short-term interventions, the application of the mobile dwelling units seems to be the only possible solution. However, existing mobile…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Housing, Engineering, Intervention
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Handscombe, Robert D.; Rodriguez-Falcon, Elena; Patterson, Eann A. – Education & Training, 2008
Purpose: This paper aims to focus on the attempts to implement the challenges of teaching enterprise to science and engineering students by the embedding approach chosen by the White Rose Centre for Enterprise (WRCE), one of the centres formed under the Science Engineering Challenge in the UK. Design/methodology/approach: WRCE's objective was to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Unified Studies Curriculum
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Wu, Yi; de Vries, Charlotte; Dunsworth, Qi – Advances in Engineering Education, 2018
System Dynamics is a required course offered to junior Mechanical Engineering students at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College. It addresses the intercoupling dynamics of a wide range of dynamic systems: including mechanical, electrical, fluid, hydraulic, electromechanical, and biomedical systems. This course is challenging for students due to the…
Descriptors: Toys, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Computer Software
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Asiabanpour, Bahram; DesChamps-Benke, Nicole; Wilson, Thomas; Loerwald, Matthew; Gourgey, Hannah – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2010
This paper describes a novel outreach approach to high school and middle school students to familiarize them with engineering functions and methods. In this approach students participated in a seven-day summer research camp and learned many engineering skills and tools such as CAD solid modeling, finite element analysis, rapid prototyping,…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, High School Students, Middle School Students, Engineering Education
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Stamatelos, A. M. – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2010
During the last decade, significant funding has become available to Greek public universities to support the convergence to the common European space of higher education. In a number of departments, this funding was wisely invested in the development of a quality culture, covering not only the educational process, but also the services offered by…
Descriptors: Universities, Total Quality Management, Quality Control, Educational Change
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