Project teams in engineering education

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Abstract

This paper investigates the use of student teams in engineering education. Industry representatives have stated that teamwork skills are important for engineering graduates. In fact, based on input from experts in the engineering profession as well as leaders from industry and government organizations, ABET, the premier accreditation organization for engineering programs, instituted a new set of criteria that requires engineering programs to demonstrate that their graduates have developed a number of professional skills including the ability to work effectively on multidisciplinary teams. In response to these requirements, many engineering instructors assign team homework and/or team projects. As technology becomes more readily available and as student demand for online education continues to grow, many engineering courses are being delivered via methods other than the traditional lecture in a classroom setting. This paper explores the practical considerations of using project teams in traditional on-campus courses as well as distance education courses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2010, ASEM 2010
Pages224-229
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2010
Event31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2010, ASEM 2010 - Fayetteville, AR, United States
Duration: Oct 13 2010Oct 16 2010

Other

Other31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2010, ASEM 2010
CountryUnited States
CityFayetteville, AR
Period10/13/1010/16/10

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Engineering education
Project teams
Industry
Accreditation
Student teams
Distance education
Government
Homework
Online education
Multidisciplinary team
Team work

Keywords

  • Collaborative learning
  • Cooperative learning
  • Distance education
  • Engineering education
  • Faculty workload
  • Online education
  • Project teams
  • Teamwork
  • Virtual teams

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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Hunter, J. (2010). Project teams in engineering education. In 31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2010, ASEM 2010 (pp. 224-229)

Project teams in engineering education. / Hunter, Jane.

31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2010, ASEM 2010. 2010. p. 224-229.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hunter, J 2010, Project teams in engineering education. in 31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2010, ASEM 2010. pp. 224-229, 31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2010, ASEM 2010, Fayetteville, AR, United States, 10/13/10.
Hunter J. Project teams in engineering education. In 31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2010, ASEM 2010. 2010. p. 224-229
Hunter, Jane. / Project teams in engineering education. 31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2010, ASEM 2010. 2010. pp. 224-229
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