Introduce “Engineering Fundamental” course to undergraduate program at Hanoi University of Technology
Through a collaborative development process, the first cohort of HEEAP faculty representing Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) will develop an “Introduction to Engineering” course. The project vision is to create a standardized set of curriculum materials and course packs that all five HEEAP universities can leverage and easily adapt to the various engineering disciplines. The materials will be accessible through an open course portal site by all faculty and HEEAP institutions.
Freshmen and sophomore undergraduate students choose their major with limited knowledge of what the degree will truly entail. The aspiring new engineering student has a lot learn. The student must have basic foundations of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. The student is required to study specialized engineering courses such as electrical circuits, electronics, digital systems, mechanics/structures, sustainability, entrepreneurship, and life-long learning based on new technologies and societal needs. The freshman or sophomore student is introduced to interdisciplinary engineering principles and applications using a hands-on approach and in a series of lectures/seminars. Engineering practice requires the ability to build real things for human impact and consumption and solve large problems in society. The process requires design, teamwork, project management, and technical communications.
1. Collaborate to develop new curriculum for HUST and other HEEAP University partners to leverage and adapt at their home campuses.
2. Teach 2nd engineering students the Introduction to Engineering course, initially in 3 faculties (Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications, School of Mechanical Engineering).
3. Learn to work in a team environment, using engineering models and experimental design methods to solve engineering design problems.
4. Master technical communication skills by writing and presenting outcomes in project based team oriented instructional methods.
5. Students will complete a team oriented design project as the capstone outcome of the course.