Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research


General Engineering Education for Non-engineering Students

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Conference Proceeding

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This paper addresses the issue of general engineering education, specifically for non-engineering students. General engineering education involves defining technology and the role it plays in society, developing problem solving skills, and introducing students to a sequential design process that instills in the students the ability to question a process or procedure. It is intended to relieve the students' fears of using new technologies, and instill confidence in their ability to adapt in an emerging highly technological society. This paper further describes the first attempts made at LSSU with an innovative course called Exploring Technology (ET 100) that endeavours to address some of these issues.

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Frontiers in Education Conference, 1996. FIE '96. 26th Annual Conference



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