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Developments in Engineering Education Standards

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Engineering education methods and standards are important features of engineering programs that should be carefully designed both to provide students and stakeholders with valuable, active, integrated learning experiences, and to provide a vehicle for assessing program outcomes. With the driving force of the globalization of the engineering profession, standards should be developed for mutual recognition of engineering education across the world, which is proving difficult to achieve.Developments in Engineering Education Standards: Advanced Curriculum Innovations will address engineering educations standards for the development of models for engineering education standards, and a widely acceptable approach to the curriculum design and development. The reference is composed of academics, professionals, researchers, and students working in the area of engineering education.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
  6. Section 1: Curricula and Graduate Attributes
    1. Chapter 1: Using Innovations Effectively in a Distance Learning Programme
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MAINTAINING ENGINEERING EDUCATION STANDARDS
      4. DESIGNING AND DEVELOPING A DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM
      5. USING ICTs EFFECTIVELY
      6. SUPPORTING LECTURERS AND LEARNERS
      7. EVALUATING STUDENT PARTICIPATION AND FEEDBACK
      8. ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSES TO SUPPORT STUDENT LEARNING
      9. EVALUATING METHODOLOGIES AND PRACTICES
      10. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Problem-Based Learning Curricula in Engineering
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CHALLENGE FOR ENGINEERING EDUCATION
      4. PARADIGM SHIFT IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION
      5. PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING
      6. ENGINEERING PBL CURRICULA DESIGNS AND IMPLEMENTATION
      7. INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING
      8. STUDENT LEARNING EXPERIENCE
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Generic Engineering Competencies Required by Engineers Graduating in Australia
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. COMPETENCIES OF ENGINEERING GRADUATES (CEG) PROJECT
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Developing Right Graduate Attributes through Project-Based Teaching
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ADOPTING PROJECT-BASED TEACHING
      4. FOUR STAGES OF INQUIRY: APPLYING THEORY TO PROJECTS
      5. APPENDIX 1
    5. Chapter 5: Assessment of Final Year Engineering Projects
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ASSESSMENT OF FYEPS: A REVIEW
      4. SURVEY METHODOLOGIES
      5. SURVEY RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      6. ISSUES/CONFLICTS FOUND
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX 1
      9. APPENDIX 2
      10. APPENDIX 3
      11. APPENDIX 4
      12. APPENDIX 5
      13. APPENDIX 6
      14. APPENDIX 7
      15. APPENDIX 8
      16. APPENDIX 9
      17. APPENDIX 10
      18. APPENDIX 11
      19. APPENDIX 12
      20. APPENDIX 13
      21. APPENDIX 14
    6. Chapter 6: Growing Pains in the Revitalisation of a 2nd Level Engineering and Spatial Science PBL Course
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. LITERATURE
      3. INTRODUCTION
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. PROBLEM DESIGN AND EVOLUTION
      6. DELIVERY AND ASSESSMENT STRUCTURE
      7. MAJOR COURSE REDESIGN IN 2008
      8. STUDENT SURVEY ANALYSIS 2007-2008
      9. COURSE REFINEMENTS IN 2009
      10. STUDENT SURVEY ANALYSIS 2007-2009
      11. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
    7. Chapter 7: The Use of Learning Objects as an Alternative for Providing Curriculum Flexibility in Engineering Courses
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE PROFILE OF TODAY’S STUDENTS AND NEW WAYS OF LEARNING
      4. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE LEGAL, INSTITUTIONAL, AND REGULATORY ISSUES
      5. THE PROPOSED METHODOLOGY: ONLINE LEARNING FOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AT PUCPR
      6. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 8: Engineering the Future
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. CDIO: THE WAY FORWARD?
      4. THE RESEARCH STUDY
      5. STUDY FINDINGS
      6. CONCLUDING REMARKS
  7. Section 2: Learning and Teaching Technologies
    1. Chapter 9: Technology-Enhanced Learning Standard through Integration of Modeling and Simulation into Engineering Study Programs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM
      5. FACING THE ABET REQUIREMENTS
      6. BASIC M&S CURRICULUM STRUCTURE
      7. E-LEARNING APPROACH
      8. ACADEMIC CONTENT
      9. LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND CONTENT
      10. CONTENT AUTHORING
      11. QUALITY ASSURANCE
      12. EVALUATION
      13. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 10: Assessing the use of Blackboard for Course Delivery in an Engineering Programme
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. E-LEARNING TECHNOLOGY
      4. BLACKBOARD TECHNOLOGY
      5. METHODOLOGY OF RESEARCH
      6. RESULTS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 11: Online Computer Engineering
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PROJECT “ONLINE COMPUTER ENGINEERING” (VHN-TIO)
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 12: Web-Based Experimentation for Students with Learning Disabilities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BRIEF REVIEW OF LEARNING AIDS FOR LEARNING DISABLED
      4. REVIEW OF WEB-BASED EXPERIMENTATION LABS FOR TEACHING MICROELECTRONICS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 13: An Innovative Offshore Delivery of an Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Program
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OFFSHORE PROGRAM FEATURES AND ITS PARITY WITH ONSHORE PROGRAM
      4. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 3: Generic Courses and Community Involvement in Engineering Education
    1. Chapter 14: Integrating General Education Courses into Engineering Curriculum
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES VS. ACCREDITATION REQUIREMENTS
      4. GENERAL EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BOTSWANA
      5. GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BOTSWANA – ENGINEERING STUDENTS’ PERSPECTIVE
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 15: Sustainability
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
      3. THE ENGINEER OF THE 21ST CENTURY
      4. PROPOSED INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABILITY GENERAL EDUCATION COURSE OR SEQUENCE
      5. CHALLENGES TO INCORPORATING SUSTAINABILITY INTO HIGHER EDUCATION CURRICULA
      6. INFORMAL SUSTAINABILITY ENGINEERING EDUCATION
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 16: Humanities in Engineering Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 17: Community Engagement in Engineering Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
      4. CHALLENGES AND BENEFITS IN ENGINEERING PROJECT MANAGEMENT
      5. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN ENGINEERING CURRICULUM
      6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
  9. Compilation of References
  10. About the Contributors
  11. Index