A semester-long project conducted by Polytechnic University to teach real world concepts to freshmen is discussed. A team of students is required to build an operational model, either a robot or a computer-controlled house, over an 11-week period. The project introduces concepts widely used in industries, namely, scope of work, tasks and deliverables. The project employs a number of computer programs including Word, Excel, AutoCAD, RoboLab and LabVIEW. In addition, to simulate industrial conditions, all the projects are managed using MS Project, a scheduling program.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings|
|State||Published - 2003|
|Event||2003 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Staying in Tune with Engineering Education - Nashville, TN, United States|
Duration: Jun 22 2003 → Jun 25 2003
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