A curriculum for electrical power engineering based on project based learning philosophy
2009 (English)In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, Churchill, VIC, 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Churchill, VIC, 2009.
, 2009 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2009
Curriculum design, Engineering education, Portfolio assessment, Power system analysis, Project based learning (PBL), Educational program, Electrical power engineering, Positive feedback, Power system operations, Power systems, Problem based learning, Professional software, Project based learning, Real-world, Student learning, Students learning, Atmospheric thermodynamics, Curricula, Electric power supplies to apparatus, Electric power transmission networks, Feedback, Learning algorithms, Philosophical aspects, Power transmission, Systems analysis, Teaching, Students
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-79308DOI: 10.1109/ICIT.2009.4939715ISI: 000270810300233ISBN: 9781424435067OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-79308DiVA: diva2:495333
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology
QC 201202172012-02-082012-02-082012-02-17Bibliographically approved