Hardware-based engineering problem solving for on-campus and external teams

Buttsworth, David R. and Malpress, Ray and Phythian, Mark (2008) Hardware-based engineering problem solving for on-campus and external teams. In: 19th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AaeE 2008): To Industry and Beyond, 7-10 Dec 2008, Yeppoon, Australia.

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Abstract

We contend that engineering analysis and design will continue to rely on the synthesis of experimental observations and theoretical analyses. For the past three years, we have been providing teams of on-campus and external students the opportunity to work with actual engineering hardware as a focus for engineering analysis and problem solving. Providing external teams of student with the opportunity to problem solve with actual engineering hardware represents a number of challenges. By focusing on initial value problems and requiring the teams to design the parameters necessary to achieve the desired system performance, we have been able to expose both on-campus and external teams to problem solving with testable physical systems and actual engineering hardware.


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Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Buttsworth, Malpress, Phythian, 2008. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Depositing User: Assoc Prof David Buttsworth
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 21 May 2009 00:11
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2014 05:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: engineering hardware; engineering analysis; engineering; analysis; teams; students
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4819

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