Project based education as motivation factor in undergraduate program in Electronics at Copenhagen University College of Engineering

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Abstract

This paper summarizes the contents of our experience with project based courses and team work in the undergraduate program in Electronics. The main points of our program are described in this paper, where the leading idea is to combine theory with practical engineering projects. Our students work in teams of four to five students from the first semester. Team work helps students to overcome the difficulties caused by the big change in their life, which is to start at the university combined with moving away from home. Another benefit is the fact that the students will see that they are already making progress towards completing engineering work by working effectively with real engineering projects. The project approach helps students to illustrate mathematical and physical problems and increase students' learning potential, this is essential in order to achieve the goal - positive experience for the students, higher pass-rate and lower drop-out rate.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th Ibero-American Symposium on Project Approaches in Engineering Education – PAEE’2012 : Organizing and Managing Project Based Learning
Publication date2012
Pages173-180
ISBN (Print)978-989-8525-14-7
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event4th Ibero-American Symposium on Project Approaches in Engineering Education - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 26 Jul 201227 Jul 2012
Conference number: 4

Conference

Conference4th Ibero-American Symposium on Project Approaches in Engineering Education
Number4
CountryBrazil
CitySao Paulo
Period26/07/201227/07/2012

Keywords

  • Project based teaching an learning
  • Teamwork
  • Motivation

Cite this

Friesel, A. (2012). Project based education as motivation factor in undergraduate program in Electronics at Copenhagen University College of Engineering. In 4th Ibero-American Symposium on Project Approaches in Engineering Education – PAEE’2012: Organizing and Managing Project Based Learning (pp. 173-180)