Problem Based Learning of Systems Engineering Using Additive Manufacturing Process

Yuk Ming Tang (Corresponding Author), John P.T. Mo

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Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary engineering field that focuses on designing and managing complex systems. Due to the complexity of teaching interdisciplinary engineering concepts, teaching Systems Engineering is difficult. Nowadays, problem-based learning is widely applied in teaching science subject and has been proved to make positive contribution to study science subjects. This article proposes a problem-based learning approach for teaching systems engineering through additive manufacturing process. In this problem, students are required to create a hurdle robot to jump over an obstacle. A robotic car was designed with existing CAD package and a lab manual was designed to guide the students to create the robotic car using 3D (three-dimensional) printers. The robotic car was successfully built by the 3D printed and some standard components. In the future, more works should be conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of this project based learning approach for additive manufacturing process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Technology Education (ICTE) in the Asia Pacific Region
Place of PublicationHong Kong
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015


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