Instructional Laboratory Apparatuses Designed and Built by Capstone Senior Design Students
Global Journal of Engineering Education
UNESCO * International Centre for Engineering Education
Place of Publication
In this article, the author describes his experience in taking advantage of capstone senior design courses to design and build instructional experimental apparatuses for the thermal laboratory of the mechanical engineering programme at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne in Fort Wayne, USA. In the last five years, a total of six experimental apparatuses were produced. Four apparatuses were produced by capstone senior design teams composed of mechanical engineering students, while the other two were produced by multidisciplinary (mechanical and electrical) capstone senior design teams. The design projects were externally supported and were accomplished with zero cost to the Department of Engineering at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. These types of projects allow capstone senior design students to experience real world design and engineering processes.
Hosni Abu-Mulaweh (2007).
Instructional Laboratory Apparatuses Designed and Built by Capstone Senior Design Students. Global Journal of Engineering Education.11 (1), 69-74. Australia: UNESCO * International Centre for Engineering Education.