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Developing student skills through industry-aligned and team-focussed design projects


Thomas, GA and Harte, D and Pointing, D, Developing student skills through industry-aligned and team-focussed design projects, Papers from the 2nd International Conference on the Education and Professional Development of Engineers in the maritime Industry, 26-27 February 2013, Singapore, pp. 50-55. ISBN 978-1-909024-12-0 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Design projects in undergraduate engineering degrees provide the mechanism to develop a student's ability to plan, research, conduct and manage a complex design task. They also offer the opportunity to foster generic graduate attributes that help provide graduates with the skills and abilities to succeed in an industrial career. A capstone unit "Design Project" has been developed at the Australian Maritime College that allows students to integrate knowledge acquired during their previous years of study. The design projects are conducted in multi-disciplinary teams allowing a focus on the development of teamwork skills as well as systems engineering proficiency and communication skills. The design projects are industry aligned, thus requiring interaction by the team with external industry clients. © 2013: The Royal Institution of Naval Architects.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Naval architecture
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Thomas, GA (Professor Giles Thomas)
UTAS Author:Harte, D (Mr David Harte)
UTAS Author:Pointing, D (Dr David Pointing)
ID Code:88088
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2014-01-10
Last Modified:2014-08-25
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