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|Implementing Educational Technologies: Capacity Building
This chapter explores some of the educational technology opportunities that are available and are likely to become available for providers of engineering education. It uses examples to discuss how some of these opportunities have been realised. It also discusses the challenges faced in implementing new...
Enhancement of Student Learning for Effective Capstone Project Outcomes
Aaron S. Blicblau, Jamal Naser.
It is commonly accepted that today’s engineers are required to deal with a whole range of matters involving scientific, technological, and importantly communication issues, and so need to be educated with these aspect in mind. The pedagogy of engineering requires a better understanding of students’...
Module-Based Teaching of Mechanical Design
Alokesh Pramanik, M. Nazrul Islam.
Teaching engineering in the context of practical problems has been suggested as a way to motivate and interest students. By module-based teaching, it is possible to make the contents easier for the students to imbibe and to highlight the interdisciplinary nature of mechanical design. The purposes of...
Using Real World Applications as Technological Tools in Engineering Education
Sidney S. H. Ho.
“Scientia” is the investigation of something to acquire knowledge. This chapter is based on a number of engineering courses taught by the author in recent years. During the author’s delivery of lectures and tutorials, he took the opportunity to use real world applications and situations to arouse...
Undergraduate and Postgraduate Education in Renewable Energy
This chapter explores how the University of New South Wales (UNSW) has undertaken silicon solar cell research since the mid-1970s and achieved world recognition in the 1980s. The UNSW solar cell research group has led international commercialisations and, since 2000, pioneered specialised undergraduate...
Control Systems: The Overarching Discipline
Roger La Brooy.
The field of engineering is undergoing rapid advances in knowledge application. Present drivers for the advances in engineering are clearly electronics, materials engineering, and information technology. As innovation applications abound, employers expect educators to produce students having the latest...
Automotive Engineering Education at the National University of Singapore
Shirish P. Patil.
This chapter addresses the coursework that graduating engineers could benefit from before entering a career in the automotive industry. It describes the curriculum offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore to students electing an automotive...
Online Postgraduate Program Development
Johh P. T. Mo.
Due to changes in business requirements, a defence consortium has the desire to develop the Master of Systems Support Engineering program for professional development of their future leaders. The challenge in this industry-sponsored program development is the need to fully integrate expert knowledge in...
The Tablet PC: A Complete Teaching Studio
This chapter describes the Tablet PC. The Tablet PC is a flexible teaching tool. It can be used to increase the lecturer’s productivity in note taking and in assignment marking. It can be used in the lecture room with increased interaction. With a few minor accessories, it can be used to record all...
The BIM Concept: The Role of the Engineering School
Alcínia Zita Sampaio.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is changing the way projects are constructed. This emerging practice requires new mind-sets and technological know-how in order to achieve significant improvements in building efficiency. Universities must focus on the strategy of using BIM as an innovative...
eLearning: Challenges and Opportunities
Firoz Alam, Roger G. Hadgraft, Quamrul Alam.
eLearning will revolutionise higher education in the next decade. Although this has likely been said regularly over the last 20 years, the widespread availability of mobile devices, ubiquitous wifi connections, and the globalisation of industry, driven by global networking infrastructure, will finally...
Evolving Use of Educational Technologies: Enhancing Lectures
Eliathamby Ambikairajah, Vidhyasaharan Sethu, Ray Eaton, Ming Sheng.
This chapter describes the use of educational technology for enhancing student learning at the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications (EE&T) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). Over the past decade, the school has introduced and trialled various technology-based approaches in...
Assessment Practices using Online Tools in Undergraduate Programs
This chapter provides an overview of the use of online and Web-based learning technologies as formative and summative assessment. Peer learning and assessment, provision of feedback to students, online tests and quizzes, plagiarism detection systems, and audience response systems are all examined with...
Technology-Enhanced Laboratory Experiments in Learning and Teaching
Firoz Alam, Roger G. Hadgraft, Aleksandar Subic.
Laboratory practice plays a crucial role in engineering and technology education. The advancement of computational and computer technologies have ushered in a new horizon in learning and teaching of laboratory practices worldwide. Apart from traditional hands-on laboratory practice, two other...
Teaching Software Project Management
Software project management is an inherent part of software engineering. While technical expertise is an important factor to complete a software product, knowledge and experience in project management are equally important. Teaching software project management is always a challenge. Most software...