Machine design: Different pedagogical approaches to achieve targeted outcomes

Robert Scott Pierce, Rungun Nathan, William E. Howard, Brian Sylcott

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Machine design is one of the core courses in any mechanical engineering program across the world. This paper presents three different approaches taken by faculty at three different regional universities in the United States with similar small class size, low student-teacher ratio, and comparable cost of attendance. We examine the pedagogical approach, course content, desired outcomes, and assessment of outcomes at three different universities to identify the desired balance between traditional, analysis-based outcomes and those targeted towards practice-based skills.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Jun 23 2018
Event125th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - Salt Lake City, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2018Dec 27 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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