Title

Experiential learning with a global perspective: Overseas senior design projects

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2002

Publication Title

32nd Annual Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings

Conference Title

32nd Annual Frontiers in Education

Abstract

All WPI undergraduate students complete three required projects, including a senior-level capstone design project that is equivalent in credit to three courses. Over 50% of WPI students complete at least one of their projects overseas at one of WPIs residential Project Centers located around the globe. Here, we describe two Project Centers-in Limerick, Ireland and Copenhagen, Denmark-at which teams of WPI students spend an academic term completing electrical and computer engineering design projects for industrial sponsors. Examples of student projects are given, as are details of the learning outcomes and accreditation evidence they provide. Finally, logistical and operational issues are discussed.

Volume

3

First Page Number

S3B-1

Last Page Number

S3B-4

DOI

10.1109/FIE.2002.1158685

Rights

Copyright 2002 IEEE

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