Physics and Mathematics in the Engineering Curriculum: Correlation with Applied Subjects

Perdigones Borderias, Alicia and Gallego Vazquez, Eutiquio and Garcia Garcia, Maria Nieves and Fernandez Alvarez, Pilar and Perez Martin, Enrique and Cerro Carrascosa, Jesus del (2014). Physics and Mathematics in the Engineering Curriculum: Correlation with Applied Subjects. "International Journal of Engineering Education", v. 30 (n. 6); pp. 1509-1521. ISSN 0949-149X.

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Title: Physics and Mathematics in the Engineering Curriculum: Correlation with Applied Subjects
Author/s:
  • Perdigones Borderias, Alicia
  • Gallego Vazquez, Eutiquio
  • Garcia Garcia, Maria Nieves
  • Fernandez Alvarez, Pilar
  • Perez Martin, Enrique
  • Cerro Carrascosa, Jesus del
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal of Engineering Education
Date: 2014
ISSN: 0949-149X
Volume: 30
Subjects:
Faculty: E.U.I.T. Agrícolas (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Agroforestal
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This paper presents a study in which the relationship between basic subjects (Mathematics and Physics) and applied engineering subjects (related to Machinery, Electrical Engineering, Topography and Buildings) in higher engineering education curricula is evaluated. The analysis has been conducted using the academic records of 206 students for five years. Furthermore, 34 surveys and personal interviews were conducted to analyze the connections between the contents taught in each subject and to identify student perceptions of the correlation with other subjects or disciplines. At the same time, the content of the different subjects have been analyzed to verify the relationship among the disciplines.Aproper coordination among subjects will allow students to relate and interconnect topics of different subjects, even with the ones learnt in previous courses, while also helping to reduce dropout rates and student failures in successfully accomplishing the different courses.

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Item ID: 33336
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/33336/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:33336
Official URL: http://www.ijee.ie/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 26 Feb 2015 09:06
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2015 09:06
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