Event Title

T5-A: Improving Student learning by Assigning Functional Engineering Roles and Employing Industry Style Performance Evaluations in The Capstone Design Course

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Bill France A

Start Date

6-3-2018 10:20 AM

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Aircraft detail design capstone course in Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University employs group projects of four to six students and is designed to provide real world experience in structural design process, by designing and analyzing and documenting an aerospace structure. This paper reports on a few innovations in the course to provide industry like experience to students namely (1) Assigning functional engineering roles and (2) Industry style performance evaluations to inform grading. Survey and observations indicate that students found assigning of engineering roles to be helpful in enhancing their experience, but did not benefit much from performance evaluations as implemented.

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Mar 6th, 10:20 AM

T5-A: Improving Student learning by Assigning Functional Engineering Roles and Employing Industry Style Performance Evaluations in The Capstone Design Course

Bill France A

Aircraft detail design capstone course in Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University employs group projects of four to six students and is designed to provide real world experience in structural design process, by designing and analyzing and documenting an aerospace structure. This paper reports on a few innovations in the course to provide industry like experience to students namely (1) Assigning functional engineering roles and (2) Industry style performance evaluations to inform grading. Survey and observations indicate that students found assigning of engineering roles to be helpful in enhancing their experience, but did not benefit much from performance evaluations as implemented.