Systems approach to engineering education design

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Faulconbridge, Robert Ian and Dowling, David. 2010. "Systems approach to engineering education design." 2010 Systems Engineering/Test and Evaluation Conference (SETE 2010). Adelaide, Australia 03 - 06 May 2010 Adelaide, Australia.
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Systems approach to engineering education design

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsFaulconbridge, Robert Ian (Author) and Dowling, David (Author)
Journal or Proceedings TitleProeceedings of the 2010 Systems Engineering/Test and Evaluation Conference (SETE 2010)
ERA Conference ID44101
Number of Pages10
Year2010
Place of PublicationAdelaide, Australia
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.sapmea.asn.au/conventions/sete2010/
Conference/Event2010 Systems Engineering/Test and Evaluation Conference (SETE 2010)
Systems Engineering / Test and Evaluation Conference
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Systems Engineering / Test and Evaluation Conference
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2010 Systems Engineering/Test and Evaluation Conference (SETE 2010)
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03 to end of 06 May 2010
Event Location
Adelaide, Australia
Abstract

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The design and delivery of effective engineering education to diverse cohorts of adult learners is challenging. The sheer volume and diversity of published literature relating to the scholarship of teaching and learning presents a challenge to educational designers and teaching practitioners alike. A systems approach to design and development, incorporating key principles from the literature, can assist practitioners (particularly those new to teaching) in the effective design and delivery of technical courses. This paper presents a research-based educational lifecycle model to support the design of engineering education. The paper then describes a requirements-driven development methodology that has been applied successfully to the design and delivery of a number of technical courses involving different cohorts of adult learners. The application of the methodology to development of an introductory radar systems course is used as a case study throughout the paper.

Keywordscurriculum design; engineering eduction
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390102. Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
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Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Engineering and Surveying
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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