POPBL experience: a first attempt in first year electrical engineering students

Ahmad, Afandi and Jabbar, Mohamad Hairol (2007) POPBL experience: a first attempt in first year electrical engineering students. In: 2nd Regional Conference on Engineering Education (RCEE 2007), 3-5 December 2007, Johor Bahru.



With all the rapid change and progress in the world, little has changed in the way engineering graduates are taught. Project Oriented Problem Based Learning (POPBL) has become widely accepted as an educational strategy especially in engineering education. This paper discusses a review of a first attempt of POPBL for the first year electrical engineering students in Electrical Circuit Theory (BEE 1113) course for Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering undergraduates at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM). The target of this POPBL is to complete three tasks related with experimental setup, computer simulation and designing circuit application related with RLC circuit. Students are working as a team to accomplish the task. The project is successfully completed in the given duration. Throughout the duration, undergraduates are working with a minimum supervision to distribute the subtasks, learn new computer simulation tool, determine the most suitable methodology flow and prepare the presentation materials and the documentation of the project. Close observation and rubric methods assessment has been used for evaluation. Analysis from grades distribution and questionnaires reveal that learning outcomes is improved.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Project Oriented Problem Based Learning (POPBL); first year student; electrical circuit theory
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher education
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK1-300 Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Electronic Engineering
ID Code:1907
Deposited By:Nurul Elmy Mohd. Yusof
Deposited On:04 Oct 2011 14:48
Last Modified:04 Oct 2011 14:48

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