The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering started with project-based education in 1994. The eason for this transformation of the curriculum was the decrease in student progression and the insufficient mastery of essential skills such as problem-solving and communication. Projects are now a substantial part of the program. In addition, courses are block-structured. In general, the results with the new curriculum are positive: students are more motivated and student progression has improved. Staff members are enthusiastic about the projects and their results, and the new program has a positive influence on cooperation between specialist groups in the faculty. However, we are aware of some problems that are not solved yet, for example the difficulty of assessing individual students in the projects.
|Title of host publication||International Conference on Project Work in University Studies, 14-17 September 1997|
|Subtitle of host publication||Conference Papers|
|Editors||Torben S. Vinther, Mette Knudsen|
|Place of Publication||Roskilde, Denmark|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Sep 1997|
|Event||International Conference on Project Work in University Studies 1997 - Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark|
Duration: 14 Sep 1997 → 17 Sep 1997
|Conference||International Conference on Project Work in University Studies 1997|
|Period||14/09/97 → 17/09/97|
Peters, E. M. A., & Powell, P. C. (1997). The effects of the introduction of a project-based curriculum in the mechnaical engineering course at the University of Twente. In T. S. Vinther, & M. Knudsen (Eds.), International Conference on Project Work in University Studies, 14-17 September 1997: Conference Papers (Vol. 1, pp. 193-203). Roskilde, Denmark: Roskilde University.