An international collaboration in engineering technology education: A case study

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This paper describes collaboration in engineering project design and curriculum development between the Institut Universitaire de Technologie (IUT) housed in the Bethune campus of the Université d'Artois in France and the Altoona College of The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State Altoona). Elements of the collaboration include engineering design projects conducted by students, faculty exchanges, jointly conducted seminars, short-term industrial placements, and joint curriculum development. The design projects conducted by student teams at IUT Bethune and Penn State Altoona are described, and the learning experiences gained from the French-American collaborative activities are discussed. The paper also describes the obstacles encountered by both institutions in implementing the collaborative activities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-37
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Engineering Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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