Engineering Design Education: Effect of Mode of Delivery


  • Kinda Khalaf Khalifa University
  • Shadi Balawi Khalifa University
  • George W. Hitt Khalifa University
  • Mohammad A.M. Siddiqi Khalifa University



Design Cycle, Design Thinking, Engineering Design Education, Mode of Delivery, Modulated PBL, PBL


This work reports on the gradual transformation from traditional teaching to student-centered, pure problem-based-learning (PBL) in engineering design education. Three different PBL-based modes of delivery with various degrees of modulation or freedom were used in conjunction with the prescriptive design cycle. The aim is to study the effect of the mode of delivery (PBL at various degrees of integration) on engineering design education and design thinking skills, specifically on the development of expert-like attitudes toward design problem solving.

Author Biographies

Kinda Khalaf, Khalifa University

Dr. Kinda Khalaf is an associate Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineeirng at Khalifa University. Her research interests encopmass the biomechanics of the Neuromusculoskeletal System. She is also interested in Engineeirng Education Pedagogy and has numerous publications in the field.

Shadi Balawi, Khalifa University

Dr. Shadi Balawi is an assistant Professor with the Department of Aerospace Engineeirng at Khalifa University. 

George W. Hitt, Khalifa University

Dr. George W. Hitt is an assistant Professor with the Department of Applied Mathematics and Sciences.

Mohammad A.M. Siddiqi, Khalifa University

Mohammad Siddiqi is a mechanical engineer and a lab instructor with the Department of Mechanical Engineeirng at Khalifa University




How to Cite

Khalaf, K., Balawi, S., Hitt, G. W., & Siddiqi, M. A. (2013). Engineering Design Education: Effect of Mode of Delivery. International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP), 3(S2), pp. 46–53.



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