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Curricular Enhancement to Support Project-Based Learning in Computer and Electrical Engineering
Proceedings of the 2008 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition: Pittsburg, PA
  • Albert Liddicoat, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • Jianbiao Pan, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • James G. Harris, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • Lynne A. Slivovsky, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Publication Date
6-22-2008
Abstract

Undergraduate computer and electrical engineering programs often partition the curriculum into several courses based on related topics taught in isolation. Students are expected to synthesize their knowledge in a senior design project. It is the authors’ experience that students often struggle during their senior design project since they have not gained the appropriate knowledge or mastered necessary skills needed to work on a significant or team-based engineering design project. Specifically, students need to be able to define system requirements, partition the design into subcomponents, design, build, test, and verify that the system requirements have been met. The authors have enhanced and implemented three courses to develop system engineering knowledge and skills that better prepare students for their senior design experience. This paper gives an overview and lists the learning outcomes for each of these courses and includes some examples of laboratory projects that are used to meet these learning outcomes.

Number of Pages
15
Citation Information
Albert Liddicoat, Jianbiao Pan, James G. Harris and Lynne A. Slivovsky. "Curricular Enhancement to Support Project-Based Learning in Computer and Electrical Engineering" Proceedings of the 2008 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition: Pittsburg, PA (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/pan/8/