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Blended Design and Project Based Learning: a future for engineering education
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Monday, December 7 • 10:50am - 11:05am
| 1A | Design of Final Year Capstone Project Course to Maximise Student Learning Experience and Outcomes

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“Integrated Design Project” is a final year capstone course as part of the civil engineering program offered by the Griffith School of Engineering, which integrates and builds on several other courses covered in preceding years. The main focus of this course is to encourage students to reflect and apply the knowledge and concepts learned in their previous years to solve real world structural and civil engineering problems through a major design project. The course convenor represented by a Griffith University academic staff appoints and coordinates the industry engineers and works closely with them to create the best possible student learning environment to achieve the critical learning outcomes. 

By nature, this course is fundamentally challenging. A number of issues have become evident over the last few years of offering. The students are not exposed enough to real life design project through the first few years of their degree and may face difficulties in project when more than one solution is correct. Their performance and the learning experience in this course are also affected by their prior knowledge on the fundamental courses covered in the previous years. Even though the course is taught by very experienced practising engineers, their teaching approach is understandably not compatible with that of academic staff. The overall organisation of this course is also somewhat less effective due to the involvement of the external lecturers. Due to these reasons, the students were usually not appreciating the course and the way it was delivered.


Monday December 7, 2015 10:50am - 11:05am
Rincon Room RACV Torquay map C3

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