Model projects - part of civil engineering curriculum

Mahendran, M., Weeks, P., and Bruce, C. (1992) Model projects - part of civil engineering curriculum. In: Proceedings of the 4th Annual Convention and Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education. pp. 396-401. From: 4th Annual Convention and Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 13-16 December 1992, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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This paper presents the methodology used in incorporating model projects into two fundamental civil engineering subjects, Engineering Mechanics and Steel Structures, at Queensland University of Technology. Students in small groups were required to analyse, design and build the lightest I most efficient model structures such as steel columns or bridges made of spaghetti, drinking straw, paddle pop sticks and balsa wood for a given design loading/target capacity. Details from introduction to evaluation of this teaching strategy, developed as part of the University's quality teaching programmes, are presented.

Item ID: 55550
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
ISBN: 978-0-86776-501-4
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Copyright Information: Copyright 1992 Please consult the authors
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2018 00:27
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930299 Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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