Experiential learning with a global perspective: Overseas senior design projects
32nd Annual Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings
32nd Annual Frontiers in Education
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.
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R. F. Vaz and P. C. Pedersen, "Experiential learning with a global perspective: overseas senior design projects," 32nd Annual Frontiers in Education, Boston, MA, USA, 2002, pp. S3B-S3B. doi: 10.1109/FIE.2002.1158685