Introducing design throughout the curriculum

Gunter W. Georgi, Lorcan M. Folan, David R. Doucette

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Polytechnic University has embarked on a major effort to introduce Engineering design across its entire curricula. This effort is across all majors and affects essentially every course. There are several features at its core: 1. A 4-credit course in Freshman Engineering that introduces students to software and hardware tools, teamwork, written and verbal communication skills, project management, as well as overview lectures on major technical and non-technical disciplines. 2. Creation of a large, interdisciplinary undergraduate laboratory, used by students from many disciplines to plan a variety of engineering experiments in a common space. 3. Use of laptop computers as design tools that are integrated into the Engineering courses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2263-2273
Number of pages11
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2002
Event2002 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Vive L'ingenieur - Montreal, Que., Canada
Duration: Jun 16 2002Jun 19 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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