Project based learning activities as a means of adapting conventional curricula to the demands of the 21st century aeronautical engineer: The design and building of the EYEFLY 1.

Barcala Montejano, Miguel Angel and Rodríguez Sevillano, Angel and Gandia Agüera, Fernando and Holgado-Vicente, Juan Manuel (2011). Project based learning activities as a means of adapting conventional curricula to the demands of the 21st century aeronautical engineer: The design and building of the EYEFLY 1.. In: "Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES) 2011 in Madrid", 04/10/2011 - 07/10/2011, Madrid (España). ISBN 978-84-695-2615-6. pp. 217-226.

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Title: Project based learning activities as a means of adapting conventional curricula to the demands of the 21st century aeronautical engineer: The design and building of the EYEFLY 1.
Author/s:
  • Barcala Montejano, Miguel Angel
  • Rodríguez Sevillano, Angel
  • Gandia Agüera, Fernando
  • Holgado-Vicente, Juan Manuel
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES) 2011 in Madrid
Event Dates: 04/10/2011 - 07/10/2011
Event Location: Madrid (España)
Title of Book: Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES)
Date: 4 October 2011
ISBN: 978-84-695-2615-6
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: component project based learning, CDIO, end of degree project
Faculty: E.U.I.T. Aeronáutica (UPM)
Department: Aerotecnia [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In this paper we report the process of designing and building the EYEFLY 1, a real UAS platform which has just performed its maiden flight. For the development of this aircraft, 30 groups of students from successive years at the Escuela Universitaria de Ingeniería Técnica Aeronáutica (EUITA) of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) carried out their compulsory End of Degree Project as a coordinated Project Based learning activity. Our conclusions clearly indicate that Project Based Learning activities can provide a valid complement to more conventional, theoretically-based, teaching methods. The combination of both approaches will allow us to maintain traditional but well-tested methods for providing our students with a sound knowledge of fundamental engineering disciplines and, at the same time, to introduce our students to exciting and relevant engineering situations and sceneries where social and business skills, such as communication skills, team-working or decision-taking, can be put into practice.

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Item ID: 21225
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/21225/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:21225
Official URL: http://rees2009.pbworks.com/w/file/fetch/63149087/REES%202011%20proceedings.pdf
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 27 Mar 2014 17:51
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 11:18
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