Title

Designing and Teaching Multidisciplinary Project-Based Courses to Satisfy the ABET 2000 Engineering Criteria

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2004

Publication Source

World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education

Volume

3

Issue

2

Inclusive pages

199-203

Publisher

UNESCO * International Centre for Engineering Education

Place of Publication

Australia

ISBN/ISSN

14462257

Abstract

One important educational outcome required of any engineering programme, as per ABET 2000 Criteria 3, is the ability of engineering graduates to function in multidisciplinary teams. In order to address this requirement, the curriculum committees of the engineering programmes at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), Fort Wayne, USA, have designed several multidisciplinary project-based courses. These courses involve computer, electrical and mechanical engineering students. Five multidisciplinary project-based courses, which are distributed over the freshman, sophomore and senior years, have been developed and implemented. In these courses, real world multidisciplinary design experiences are used to prepare IPFW graduates to enter today’s workforce. In this article, the authors present a brief description of these courses along with the authors’ experiences in the development and teaching of the five multidisciplinary project-based courses.

Keywords

Abu-Mulaweh Hosni I., Oloomi Hossein, Voland Gerard, ABET, engineering education

Disciplines

Engineering

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