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Integrated 2D Design in the Curriculum: Effectiveness of Early Cross-Subject Engineering Challenges

Kevin Otto, Bradley Adam Camburn, Kristin L Wood, Giacomo Nannicini, Roland Bouffanais, Elica Kyoseva, Jean Wan Hong Yong, Dario Poletti, Robert E Simpson, Aditya Prasad Mathur

2014 ASEE ANNUAL CONFERENCE | AMER SOC ENGINEERING EDUCATION | Published : 2014

Abstract

Multidisciplinary engineering design is difficult in the undergraduate years. It is particularly so in the early Freshman and Sophomore years, since the students have not enrolled in a breadth of subjects. Multidisciplinary problems are often left to latter years, thereby leaving the students with an incomplete picture of how course subject matters relate and fit in a larger view of engineering and design. A novel approach to multi-disciplinary engineering education was instituted in the Freshman and Sophomore years at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. During a particular term, all courses simultaneously attacked a common design problem. The courses stopped coursework for on..

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