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Redesigning Telecommunication Engineering Courses with CDIO geared for Polytechnic Education
Proc. of the 10th Conference on Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA'19) (2019)
  • Prof. Mouhamed Abdulla, Sheridan Institute of Technology
  • Prof. Zohreh Motamedi, Sheridan Institute of Technology
  • Prof. Amjed Majeed, Sheridan Institute of Technology
Abstract
Whether in chemical, civil, mechanical, electrical, or their related engineering subdisciplines, remaining up-to-date in the subject matter is crucial. However, due to the pace of technological evolution, information and communications technology (ICT) fields of study are impacted with much higher consequences. Meanwhile, the curricula of higher educational institutes are struggling to catch up to this reality. In order to remain competitive, engineering schools ought to offer ICT related courses that are at once modern, relevant and ultimately beneficial for the employability of their graduates. In this spirit, we were recently mandated by our engineering school to develop and design telecommunication courses with great emphasis on (i) technological modernity, and (ii) experiential learning. To accomplish these objectives, we utilized the conceive, design, implement and operate (CDIO) framework, a modern engineering education initiative of which Sheridan is a member. In this article, we chronicle the steps we took to streamline and modernize the curriculum by outlining an effective methodology for course design and development with CDIO. We then provide examples of course update and design using the proposed methodology and highlight the lessons learned from this systematic curriculum development endeavor.
Keywords
  • Education,
  • Engineering Education,
  • Canadian Engineering Education,
  • Engineering School,
  • Pedagogy,
  • Pedagogy in Engineering,
  • Curriculum Development,
  • Teaching and Learning,
  • Learning Outcome,
  • Course Design,
  • Course Development,
  • Forward Design,
  • Backward Design,
  • Educational Projects,
  • CDIO,
  • Applied Learning,
  • Design,
  • Engineering Design,
  • Design Method,
  • Design Research,
  • Engineering Course,
  • Electrical Engineering,
  • Telecommunication,
  • Digital Communication,
  • Wireless Communication
Publication Date
Summer June 9, 2019
Location
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (University of Ottawa)
DOI
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Citation Information
M. Abdulla, Z. Motamedi and A. Majeed, "Redesigning Telecommunication Engineering Courses with CDIO geared for Polytechnic Education," In Proc. of the 10th Conference on Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA'19), pp. 1-5, Univ. of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Jun. 9-12, 2019.
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