Discipline-Specific Engineering Education Resources

Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Education

See Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.


Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Education

Chemical Engineering Education.
This quarterly journal serves the needs of the international community of educators in chemical engineering. Archives offer abstracts of all articles published since 1998.

MITOpenCourseWare--Chemical Engineering.
Offers links to the MIT chemical engineering curriculum, online courses, course materials, and supplemental materials for teaching chemical engineering

MITOpenCourseWare--Materials Science and Engineering.
The portal to MIT’s free online courses, course materials, and other teaching resources in materials science and engineering.

UK Centre for Materials Education (A Subject Centre of the Higher Education Academy, University of Liverpool).
See the Resources Database for over 2000 resources in materials science and materials education.  Links for students include interactive games and quizzes and a free CD-ROM.  Teachers have access to toolkits, information packs, case studies, and much more.

Random Thoughts, Dr. Richard Felder.
Links to Dr. Felder’s column on teaching engineering, Random Thoughts, published in Chemical Engineering Education since 1988. Also includes links to his other education-related publications.

Safety and Chemical Engineering Education Program (SACHE).
A program dedicated to providing teaching materials and programs on process safety for undergraduate and graduate students studying chemical and biochemical products and processes. ”Video Room” provides numerous free online videos on safety issues, dangerous events, and prevention strategies. With membership, offers tutorials, case studies, and other products. Links to other safety-related resources for chemical engineering education.

An Integrated Approach to Teaching Chemical Engineering by Interactive Process Visualisation” by S. Farooq, S. Lakshminarayanan, G.P. Rangaiah, A.K. Ray, and P. Iyer. In CDTLink, Vol. 9, No. 1, March 2005.
Describes a method used to help students understand the interconnectedness of knowledge acquired in different modules of teaching in chemical engineering.

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Civil and Environmental Engineering Education

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
The ASCE hosts an annual summer Excellence in Civil Engineering Education Teaching Workshop for civil engineering educators. The workshop “is a six-day practicum that provides engineering educators with an opportunity to improve their teaching abilities.” This website contains workshop application information plus links to other areas of ASCE.

Internet Resources for Civil and Environmental Engineering (University of Delaware Library).
This web directory links to sites of interest to civil engineers: subject specific sites, societies and organizations, newsgroups, government resources, and related sites.

Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice.
This journal focuses on papers that “examine the relationships between civil engineering and other disciplines and professions, with emphasis on the engineer’s obligations and responsibilities.” Articles available online for subscribers or may be purchased. Includes searchable database.

MITOpenCourseWare--Civil and Environmental Engineering.
The doorway to MIT’s curriculum, online courses, and supplementary resources for teaching civil and environmental engineering.

Active Learning Enabled by Information Technology,” Herbert Einstein, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT.
Present an overview of a project in which Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty at MIT developed online modules to introduce students to relevant principles and then allow them to apply these principles through interactive simulations.

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Computer Science and Engineering Education

MIT OpenCourseWare --Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
The doorway to MIT’s curriculum; online courses; course materials such as problem sets, labs, and videos; and supplementary materials for teaching electrical engineering and computer science.

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Electrical and Computer Engineering Education

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Education Society.
Homepage of this engineering education society with links to its conferences and journal, Transactions on Education.

Transactions on Education
The research journal of the IEEE Education Society. Publishes articles on methods, technology and research in engineering education.

International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education
Published quarterly, this international peer-reviewed journal is a forum for the exchange of ideas in teaching electrical engineering and electronics. Highlights the use of communication and information technology.

MITOpenCourseWare--Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
The doorway to MIT’s curriculum, online courses, course materials such as problem sets, labs, and videos, and supplementary materials for teaching electrical engineering and computer science.

Online Learning: Technologically Enhanced Education in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Tomas Lozano-Perez and Eric Grimson, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT.
Reports on a project to develop and use online interactive technologies such as PowerPoint slides and Web-based assignments that enable students to learn at their own pace and get immediate feedback on mastery of concepts.

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Mechanical Engineering Education

International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education
A quarterly journal focused on principles and practices of training mechanical engineers and those in related fields. Solicits articles about new teaching methods and lab techniques. Includes book reviews and highlights of recent articles in the field.

MITOpenCourseWare—Mechanical Engineering.
Free online courses, course materials, and related resources from MIT for teaching mechanical engineering.

Active Learning in Mechanical Engineering,”
Overview of a project to transform the course Mechanics and Materials I away from traditional lecture format towards a scientific discovery model.

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