Delivery and assessment techniques for the subject "integrated design" in civil engineering

Alengaram, Ubagaram Johnson and Hashim, Roslan and Lai, Sai Hin (2014) Delivery and assessment techniques for the subject "integrated design" in civil engineering. In: 1st International Congress and Exhibition on Current Trends on Science and Technology Education, 24-27 Apr 2014, Fethiye-Mugla, Turkey.

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New subjects are being introduced in Engineering on combining various issues that need immediate attention; recently, many universities introduced the subject known as Integrated Design for Civil Engineering stud~ts as a final year core course. The objective of this course to developing students' mind-set to understand the Vital issue on sustainability; further integrating various aspects of design in civil engineering and infuse leadership & teamwork capabilities. This subject is quite different from other core subjects as every student is expected to conceive the conceptual design and develop the concept into a project through design by working in a group; the group is also expected to develop the whole project by addressing the sustainable issues in their project. Though it is group work based project, in addition to group assessment, evaluating every student on their achievement of the course outcome is mandatory to understand the students' capability. The academic staffs faces a difficult task in evaluating individuals and group on the conceptual design, design elements, sustainability issues, communication skill, team work, leadership capability, etc. As we started the course four years back, we adapted a methodology in evaluating the students on assessing various components of the subject. Over these years, we have modified the delivery and assessment technique and it proved to be effective in both the delivery of the subject and in assessment of the students both as an individual and group.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Integrated design; sustainability; conceptual design; assessment metbod; team work; conununication skills
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2015 01:30
Last Modified: 31 May 2019 04:45

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