Development of a temperature control system laboratory and design module for an introduction to engineering design course

Sven G. Bilén, Elizabeth C. Kisenwether, Andrew S. Lau

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We have developed a half-semester design module that exposes first-year students to the engineering design process by directing them through the development of a temperature control system. The module is used at Perm State in ED&G 100: Introduction to Engineering Design and is often the first exposure that students have with engineering processes and the engineering laboratory environment. The design module is highly relevant in that sensors and control systems are prevalent in many engineering fields. We employ a constructivist approach by starting with basic concepts, following with hands-on experiments, reflecting on what was learned, and making connections between theory and application. The module uses modern test equipment in an engineering laboratory environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12993-13002
Number of pages10
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Event2002 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Vive L'ingenieur - Montreal, Que., Canada
Duration: Jun 16 2002Jun 19 2002

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Temperature control
Control systems
Students
Sensors
Experiments

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  • Engineering(all)

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Development of a temperature control system laboratory and design module for an introduction to engineering design course. / Bilén, Sven G.; Kisenwether, Elizabeth C.; Lau, Andrew S.

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