Engineering Education in an Integrated Setting




project based courses, stand-alone projects, open-ended problems, case studies, curriculum design, student perceptions, optics, electrical engineering


This paper serves to give brief overviews of key issues in five case studies in engineering technology stand-alone project based courses within a standard scholastic framework. The courses were offered in a range of scenarios with significant international student participation. The subject material focused on optics, opto-electronics and electronics. Topics covered in this work include; issues with managing scope, issues with adapting to open ended problem solving, and, confusion between method based teaching and guided projects. The main purpose of this paper is to share findings on preparing and delivering project based courses that are developed within a pre-existing system of courses and with a pre-existing limit of facilities.

Author Biographies

Richard Wood

Richard Wood owns and operates a Technology Development Consulting firm, Matcor Advanced Technologies, Inc. He has taught various courses in Engineering at; Hoseo University in South Korea, Memorial University and Niagara College, in Canada.

Alexander McGlashan, Niagara College

Alexander McGlashan is Coordinator of the Photonics Department at Niagara College Canada where he has taught and performed program and curriculum development in the School of Technology for nearly 20 years. He is an Engineering Technologist with a B.Ed. in Adult Education with an interest in the seamless integration of lab and theory curriculum into new delivery modalities.

Chang Bum Moon, Hoseo University

C.-B. Moon is a professor of physics with the department of electrical engineering at Hoseo University, Korea.

Woo Young Kim, Hoseo University

Woo Young Kim is a member of SID(Society for Information Display) and KIDS(Korean Information Display Society). He is currently full professor at the department of Electronics & Display Engineering, Hoseo Univetsity, South Korea and adjunct professor at the department of Engineering Physics, McMaster Univetsity, Canada. He has published 55 papers in the fields of organic electronics and photovoltaic between 2012-2017.




How to Cite

Wood, R., McGlashan, A., Moon, C. B., & Kim, W. Y. (2018). Engineering Education in an Integrated Setting. International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP), 8(3), pp. 17–27.