Service learning in engineering education

Chak Yin Tang, K.M.Y. Law, Chi Pong Tsui, D.K.C. Lo

Research output: Chapter in book / Conference proceedingConference article published in proceeding or bookAcademic research


Service learning subjects are very different from conventional engineering subjects, which combine both learning and service components. In general, service learning is of key objectives to raise students’ awareness of the underprivileged in the society and to apply the learnt knowledge in real-life through community service projects. This paper presents the experience of offering a service learning subject to engineering students with the primary intention to facilitate students' learning through direct interactions with the underprivileged.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Service-Learning (ICSL 2016), the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 1-2 Dec 2016
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2nd International Conference on Service-Learning [ICSL] - , Hong Kong
Duration: 1 Dec 20162 Dec 2016


Conference2nd International Conference on Service-Learning [ICSL]
Country/TerritoryHong Kong


  • Service learning
  • Engineering education
  • Learning experience


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