Problem-Based Teaching in Mechanical Engineering Design - A Collaborative Course Model

DS 74: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Engineering & Product Design Education (E&PDE12) Design Education for Future Wellbeing, Antwerp, Belguim, 06-07.9.2012

Year: 2012
Editor: Lyndon Buck, Geert Frateur, William Ion, Chris McMahon, Chris Baelus, Guido De Grande, Stijn Verwulgen
Author: Lindow, Kai; Hanayli, Mehmet Mert; Kaluza, Andrea; Buchert, Tom; Stark, Rainer
Series: E&PDE
Institution: Technische Universit
Section: Engineering and Product Design Practice
Page(s): 437-442
ISBN: 978-1-904670-36-0


This paper deals with a new approach for problem-based teaching that has been developed to meet the needs of today’s industry. After giving a definition of problem-based teaching against the background of project-based teaching, the implementation of student-centred teaching by combining two Master’s courses is being described. One course deals with managing and planning Virtual Product Creation Processes. In the other course students have to develop a product from the first idea to a virtual prototype. Benefits of problem-based teaching as well as current challenges are explained.

Keywords: Problem-based teaching, IT support, design projects, collaboration, interdisciplinarity


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