Event Title

T3-F: A Mini-Project Approach toward Learning the Engineering Design Process

Location

Coastal

Start Date

5-3-2018 3:45 PM

Description

First-year students in an introductory engineering graphics and design course often lack the problem solving background necessary to engage in learning the engineering design process and its importance. This paper presents series of mini-projects (completed within the first 2 weeks of a three-credit course at Georgia State University) that is easy to implement to actively engage all students in an open-ended and meaningful introduction to the engineering design process. Students define problems, brainstorm, research and constrain their problems, explore possibilities, and select a solution approach through a set of individual and group assignments requiring structured thinking.

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Mar 5th, 3:45 PM

T3-F: A Mini-Project Approach toward Learning the Engineering Design Process

Coastal

First-year students in an introductory engineering graphics and design course often lack the problem solving background necessary to engage in learning the engineering design process and its importance. This paper presents series of mini-projects (completed within the first 2 weeks of a three-credit course at Georgia State University) that is easy to implement to actively engage all students in an open-ended and meaningful introduction to the engineering design process. Students define problems, brainstorm, research and constrain their problems, explore possibilities, and select a solution approach through a set of individual and group assignments requiring structured thinking.