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On freshman training of engineering students by projects and DIY activities

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3 Author(s)
Li Yamin ; UTSEUS (Sino European School of Technology of Shanghai University), Shanghai University, Shanghai, China ; Jinwu Qian ; Xiaojing Wang

Engineering students begin their first year with fundamental science and pre-technology courses which give little knowledge about engineering. As a consequence, some of the freshmen have no idea about engineering, and are lack of objective and interest in engineering. This paper presents how to help the freshmen have a general idea of engineering and an overall understanding of what they are going to study. One project activity outside curriculum in a LEGO lab and two outside-classroom DIY activity cases are presented. After three years practice, students had more interest and passion in engineering and showed their talents.

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IEEE EDUCON 2010 Conference

Date of Conference:

14-16 April 2010