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Active-learning, collaborative, and problem-based design engineering course series at the American University of Beirut

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dc.contributor.author Hamade R.F.
dc.contributor.author Ghaddar N.
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dc.date 2008
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dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier 10.1115/DETC2008-49106
dc.identifier.isbn 9.7807918433e+012
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10938/15075
dc.description.abstract In this paper, we present a student-centered, two-course series in mechanical design at junior level that emphasizes student self-learning of technical knowledge, communication, and problem solving in a setting full of creativity and innovation. The mechanical engineering student performance is tracked in upper level classical mechanical design courses MECH420 and MECH520 Mechanical Design I and II to correlate impact of team roles and performance on learning design skills. The first course in the series (ASST 200) is offered in Term I (the fall term of the first year) and emphasizes basic product development concepts. Set in a team environment, diverse topics such as reverse engineering and artifact dissection, sound engineering practices, ethics in engineering, and human relations are introduced. The second introductory course MECH 321 in the design series is project-centered and is offered in the fall term of the 2nd year. This course emphasizes design creativity in the context of product development. The students, in organized teams of four, tackle an open-ended engineering problem by having to design a custom micro car. The course climaxes in a 5-event contest during which these micro-cars are put to action in what is known around the campus as the Gee Whiz contest. A strong correlation was found between performance in these introductory courses and more advanced design courses. It is also found that the student role as project analyst or manager through inter-dynamics of his-her team significantly affects improved learning skills at higher level courses. Copyright © 2008 by ASME.
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dc.format.extent Pages: (445-451)
dc.language English
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; Conference Title: ASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC-CIE2008; Conference Date: 3 August 2008 through 6 August 2008; Conference Location: Brooklyn, NY; Publication Year: 2008; Volume: 5; Pages: (445-451);
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dc.title Active-learning, collaborative, and problem-based design engineering course series at the American University of Beirut
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.contributor.affiliation Hamade, R.F., Department of Mechanical Engineering, American University of Beirut (AUB), P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Ghaddar, N., Department of Mechanical Engineering, American University of Beirut (AUB), P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Hamade, R.F.; Department of Mechanical Engineering, American University of Beirut (AUB), P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon; email: rh13@aub.edu.lb
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Architecture; Department: Mechanical Engineering;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Mechanical Engineering
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dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
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dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.relation.ispartofConference Conference Title: ASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC-CIE2008 : Conference Date: 3 August 2008 through 6 August 2008 , Conference Location: Brooklyn, NY.
dc.relation.ispartofConferenceCode 87307
dc.relation.ispartofConferenceDate 3 August 2008 through 6 August 2008
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dc.relation.ispartofConferenceLoc Brooklyn, NY
dc.relation.ispartofConferenceSponsor Design Engineering Division and Computers in Engineering Division
dc.relation.ispartofConferenceTitle ASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC-CIE2008
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dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Proc. ASME Des. Eng. Tech. Conf.
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dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 5
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dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Active learning
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Assessment
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Collaborative
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Curriculum
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Design
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Engineering
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Problem-based
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Project
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dc.subject.otherIndex Active Learning
dc.subject.otherIndex Assessment
dc.subject.otherIndex Collaborative
dc.subject.otherIndex Problem-based
dc.subject.otherIndex Project
dc.subject.otherIndex Communication
dc.subject.otherIndex Design
dc.subject.otherIndex Engineering
dc.subject.otherIndex Engineering education
dc.subject.otherIndex Innovation
dc.subject.otherIndex Machine design
dc.subject.otherIndex Problem solving
dc.subject.otherIndex Product development
dc.subject.otherIndex Reverse engineering
dc.subject.otherIndex Students
dc.subject.otherIndex Teaching
dc.subject.otherIndex Technical presentations
dc.subject.otherIndex Curricula
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