Publisher : Nova Science Pub Inc
ISBN-10 : 1536177911
ISBN-13 : 978-1536177916
This book is believed to be the first to specifically address mechanical engineering education. It is divided into three sections: pedagogy, curriculum, and future. The pedagogy section contains seven chapters on various aspects of enhancing student learning. Some examples include less theory and more practice, improved problem solving and simulating the industrial work environment. The authors include those who work or have worked full time in industry and work part time or full time in academia, as well as two relatively recent ME graduates. The last chapter discusses possible future areas of research for improving mechanical engineering education. Those areas include, for example, improved course content, curriculum, communication, assessment, virtual reality, codes and standards, multimedia and innovation/entrepreneurship.