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Abstract: In recent years there has been a push in Engineering education to change the basic model from students learning discrete subjects, followed by design projects in third and fourth year, to learning and practicing the design process from the first year. At the same time, there has also been a push towards "active learning" (Prince, 2004) as opposed to the more traditional lecture/tutorial/practical approach. This year, Deakin University has launched a new design-centred curriculum in undergraduate engineering. Named "Project-Oriented Design-Based Learning" (PODBL), the new course structure is running in first and second years. In semester one of first year in the new course, students enrol in one double-unit of design, one unit of maths, and one unit of fundamental science.

To cite this article: Long, John M; Chandrasekaran, Siva and Orwa, Julius O. Engineering fundamentals in a new undergraduate curriculum [online]. In: 27th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education : AAEE 2016. Lismore, NSW: Southern Cross University, 2016: 510-519. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=697467824362539;res=IELENG> ISBN: 9780994152039. [cited 26 Jul 17].

Personal Author: Long, John M; Chandrasekaran, Siva; Orwa, Julius O; Source: In: 27th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education : AAEE 2016. Lismore, NSW: Southern Cross University, 2016: 510-519. DOI: Document Type: Conference Paper ISBN: 9780994152039 Subject: Engineering--Study and teaching; Project management; Education--Curricula--Planning; Engineering design--Study and teaching; Student activities; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) School of Engineering, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, email: john.long@deakin.edu.au
(2) School of Engineering, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria
(3) School of Engineering, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria

Database: Engineering Collection