A curriculum for electrical power engineering based on project based learning philosophy

Nasser Hosseinzadeh, Mohammad Hesamzadeh, Steven Senini

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Abstract

A curriculum for electrical power engineering based on project based learning (PBL) methodology has been designed. Although the educational program is totally based on PBL, this curriculum is comprised of two types of study units. Some study units are based on a combination of lectures, tutorials and problem based learning techniques. Others are fully based on PBL. As an example of a fully PBL study unit, a course in power system analysis has been developed. For delivering the course in PBL, a power system laboratory has been established, which gives students access to professional software packages. Realworld industry-relevant projects are defined in the areas of power system operation and planning. These projects are used as stimuli for student learning. Portfolio assessment is used to assess students learning outcome. The first delivery of the course has been successful with positive feedback from students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2009 - Churchill, VIC, Australia
Duration: Feb 10 2009Feb 13 2009

Other

Other2009 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2009
CountryAustralia
CityChurchill, VIC
Period2/10/092/13/09

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Keywords

  • Curriculum design
  • Engineering education
  • Portfolio assessment
  • Power system analysis
  • Project based learning (PBL)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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Hosseinzadeh, N., Hesamzadeh, M., & Senini, S. (2009). A curriculum for electrical power engineering based on project based learning philosophy. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology [4939715] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIT.2009.4939715