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Integrating Design Throughout The Mechanical Engineering Curriculum: A Focus On The Engineering Clinics
Proceedings of the DETC/CIE 2006 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Krishan Bhatia, Rowan University
  • Tirupathi R. Chandrupatla, Rowan University
  • John C. Chen, Rowan University
  • Eric Constans, Rowan University
  • Jennifer A. Kadlowec, Rowan University
  • Anthony J. Marchese, Rowan University
  • Paris von Lockette, Rowan University
  • Hong Zhang, Rowan University
Publication Date
9-13-2006
Abstract
At Rowan University, we have infused design into the curriculum through an eight-semester course sequence called the Engineering Clinic. Through this experience students learn the art and science of design in a multidisciplinary team environment. While many engineering programs currently include a Capstone Design course taken near the end of the college career to meet the design needs, Engineering Clinic at Rowan allows students to hone their design skills throughout their four-year career. This paper will describe in further detail the objectives and execution of each year in the design sequence, types of projects and how the Clinics complement traditional core courses in the curriculum. Impacts and benefits of the Clinics on students and faculty are discussed, as well as comparative data of Rowan Mechanical Engineering students and their peers nationally.
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Citation Information
Krishan Bhatia, Tirupathi R. Chandrupatla, John C. Chen, Eric Constans, et al.. "Integrating Design Throughout The Mechanical Engineering Curriculum: A Focus On The Engineering Clinics" Proceedings of the DETC/CIE 2006 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jchen24/3/