Integrating design throughout the mechanical engineering curriculum: A focus on the Engineering Clinics

Krishan Bhatia, Tirupathi R. Chandrupatla, John C. Chen, Eric Constans, Jennifer A. Kadlowec, Anthony J. Marchese, Paris Von Lockette, Hong Zhang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Scopus citations

Abstract

At Rowan University, we have infused design into the curriculum through an eight-semester course sequence called the Engineering Clinic. Through this experience students learn the art and science of design in a multidisciplinary team environment. While many engineering programs currently include a Capstone Design course taken near the end of the college career to meet the design needs, Engineering Clinic at Rowan allows students to hone their design skills throughout their four-year career. This paper will describe in further detail the objectives and execution of each year in the design sequence, types of projects and how the Clinics complement traditional core courses in the curriculum. Impacts and benefits of the Clinics on students and faculty are discussed, as well as comparative data of Rowan Mechanical Engineering students and their peers nationally.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2006 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information In Engineering Conference, DETC2006
StatePublished - Nov 29 2006
Event2006 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information In Engineering Conference, DETC2006 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Sep 10 2006Sep 13 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume2006

Other

Other2006 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information In Engineering Conference, DETC2006
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period9/10/069/13/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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