Iron Range Engineering is a unique complete-PBL curriculum for upper division students. Rather than studying about engineering in traditional engineering courses, IRE students solve complex and ill-structured industry problems in mining, milling, and manufacturing industries. To support students’ transition to PBL and to facilitate deep approaches to learning technical and professional competencies required for the engineers of the future, faculty have created a variety of structures. This paper describes IRE’s PBL implementation and reports the results of a qualitative study of their students.
Marra, R., Palmer, B., Ulseth, R., & Johnson, B. (2011, November). The Iron Range Engineering PBL Curriculum: How Students Adapt to and Function Within PBL. Presented at the 3rd International Research Symposium on PBL 2011, Coventry University, UK, 28-29 November 2011.
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