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Blended Design and Project Based Learning: a future for engineering education
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Monday, December 7 • 2:05pm - 2:20pm
| 2A | A Multidisciplinary Project to Enhance Workplace Readiness

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Engineers in the workplace regularly cooperate with specialists in other disciplines to meet the requirements of a project. However, this experience is seldom modelled in the education system; student projects often tend to focus only within the constraints of one module or discipline. This restriction therefore limits the potential for students to be truly ‘work-ready’. This paper describes how students can be better prepared for their careers, through completing a multi-disciplinary project.
Other institutes such as Central Michigan University [1] are applying the cross-discipline project concept to their undergraduate engineering programmes and are achieving successes in developing students’ capabilities and creating unique new products to meet clients’ needs. Students have been shown to improve their self-belief in their ability to perform as an engineer, through completing project-based learning [2].


Trudy Harris

Principal Academic Staff Member, Wintec

Monday December 7, 2015 2:05pm - 2:20pm
Rincon Room RACV Torquay map C3

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