Project management in freshman engineering

Onofrio N. Russo, Gunter W. Georgi, Lorcan M. Folan

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10477-10497
Number of pages21
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Staying in Tune with Engineering Education - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2003Jun 25 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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