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Title: Establishing engineering design competencies: an approachُ
Authors: ElMadany, Mohamed M.
Keywords: Education
Engineering Design
Design Processes
Design Competencies
Engineering
Issue Date: 2009
Abstract: Engineering design is a decision making process, in which the basic sciences, mathematics, skills, technology, and engineering sciences are applied to convert resources optimally to satisfy desired needs. Establishment of objectives and criteria, synthesis, analysis, construction, testing, and evaluation are among the fundamental elements of the design process. Recently, it has been recognized that the industry has a need for students who are well grounded in design competencies and who are ready to contribute with little additional training. In response to the industry needs, an engineering design course has been developed for senior level students at King Saud University. The goals of the course are to provide a realistic design experience, introduce students to industry culture, improve their time management skills, challenge them technically and intellectually, improve their communication skills, raise student level of professionalism, provide venue for lectures by industry representatives, create industry contacts for future employment, and create stronger ties between industry and the university. This paper will discuss the details of how this design course has been carried out and the outcomes that has been obtained.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4565
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