Interdisciplinary Project for Bachelor Engineering Program

Interdisciplinary Project for Bachelor Engineering Program

O. Rebrin, I. Sholina, S. Berestova (2014).  Interdisciplinary Project for Bachelor Engineering Program. 9.

Multidisciplinary project.

One of the main tasks of technical education in Russia today is to make learning process less fragmentary. It can be achieved by introducing project-based education within the framework of practice-oriented Bachelor’s program. A project is included in General Engineering Module. Students make a multidisciplinary project throughout 5 semesters (starting in the 4th one), it’s based on teamwork. A project is defended in front of peer students, staff and representatives of the Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company. The best projects are represented in the students’ conference. Engineering and technical staff of UMMC act as consultants in designing projects, tutors in projects monitoring and commissioners in defending projects. The aim of the project is to assess gained LO in «General engineering» module and to undergo real stages of project development using basic knowledge. Learning Outcomes: To demonstrate the knowledge of basic concepts and terminology in the field of Metallurgical Heat Engineering. To explain the subject matter, construction features, purpose of the main heat engineering processes, field of their application and restrictions of their use. To use formulas for describing metallurgical heat engineering processes. To understand heat processes capability and match them with metallurgical products range and their quality. To choose and apply methods for calculating efficiency factor of heat engineering process in metallurgical production cycle. Project stages Executing working and assembling drawings, developing engineering design documentation in accordance with USED demands. 3D modeling, visualization of behavioral model of an object detailing and assembling. Statistic, kinematic and dynamic analysis of object details. Calculating strength, reliability, life duration and wear fatigue of an object. Designing object nodes according to technical requirements. Selection and calculation of transfer mechanism. Selection and calculation of electric motor, the simplest operating system. Development of engineering working documentation in the field of measurement science, engineering legislation, standardization and conformation of compliance. Selection and rational for choosing materials under specific conditions of operation with account of performance specifications, cost efficiency, reliability and product life.

It’s essential that learning material is studied throughout the increasing number of practices and self-directed work. Most part of the learning process should be given to creating those computational (design) models and methods that are necessary for implementing a multidisciplinary project. The time necessary for introducing new information technologies and software products are not taught as a separate discipline but included into certain discipline modules. For example, studying computer detail drawing technique and making an assembly drawing is taught within a concrete design task of a multidisciplinary project. Results of computation are checked with the help of production programs provided for educational purposes Learning outcomes are assessed according to a coefficient of value for each part of the project.

Proceedings of the 10th International CDIO Conference, Barcelona, Spain, June 15-19 2014

Authors (New): 
Oleg Rebrin
Irina Sholina
Svetlana Berestova
Ural Federal University, Russia
Innovative education programmes
design of education programmes
learning outcomes
module structure
project-based learning and teaching
Integrated curriculum
CDIO Standard 1
CDIO Standard 2
CDIO Standard 3
CDIO Standard 5
CDIO Standard 8
CDIO Standard 11
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