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Cross-course design projects for engineering technology students

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1 Author(s)
J. L. Newcomer ; Eng. Technol. Dept., Western Washington Univ., Bellingham, WA, USA

This paper describes how two classes in the Engineering Technology Department at Western Washington University, Applied Engineering Statics and Strength of Materials, have been linked together through the use of an integrated cross-course design project. The primary purpose of the project is to help students learn to utilize course material to analyze open-ended problems. In addition, various aspects of the project provide students with instruction and experience in project management, teamwork, oral, written and visual communication, creative problem solving, and business skills. Along with the goals and integration process, this paper describes the projects that have been used and the changes that have occurred. Assessment data shows that the integration of the project has been successful at meeting its goals

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Frontiers in Education Conference, 2001. 31st Annual  (Volume:2 )

Date of Conference:

2001