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Capstone design is a very complex, culminating practical student learning experience that constitutes several aspects of engineering activity corresponding to all three domains of the Bloom’s taxonomy. By applying several specific and generic performance indicators, specializations in any engineering discipline can comprehensively manage and assess several specific engineering activities aligned to required engineering content and skills levels in various phases of the capstone design process. Employing specific and generic performance indicators in a structured format using the authentic OBE power principle of “design down” conveniently facilitates student achievement of ABET’s requirement for final design fulfillment of realistic constraints such as safety and health, environmental, sustainability, economic etc.
This presentation will cover several examples from the civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering disciplines detailing application of performance indicators for the management and assessment of various phases of the design process, such as: defining the problem and formulation; conducting a literature review; selecting and evaluating design concepts; developing a mathematical/simulation model; analyzing issues related to manufacturability; manufacturing the prototype as per design specifications; and evaluating the final design in detail for fulfillment of functionality, safety and health, economic, sustainability, and environmental and societal constraints. Several activities related to presenting capstone projects such as writing technical reports, making effective oral and poster presentations, and working in teams will also be covered. The necessity of the use of performance indicators is highlighted especially in reference to the measurement of capstone course learning outcomes, alignment with teaching and learning activities and development of assessments.
In summary, this workshop presents the benefits of using a combination of specific, generic performance indicators and their rubrics to conveniently manage and accurately assess complex capstone design student engineering learning activities related to the ABET design outcomes, while supporting the principles of authentic OBE, scientific constructive alignment, efficient performance failure analysis, and continuous quality improvement.
Wajid Hussain is an expert on outcomes assessment for ABET accreditation using digital technology and software. He has extensive experience of many years supporting and managing outcomes assessment to fulfill ABET accreditation requirements for several EAC, CAC and ETAC programs. He has presented multiple research papers on outcomes assessment at the ASEE, FIE and other international conferences. NILOA has also published Wajid's work as an example of best outcomes assessment practices. Wajid has recently co-authored a book titled Beyond Outcomes Accreditation: Exploring the Power of ‘Real’ OBE Practices with William Spady, internationally regarded as the ‘Father of OBE’. Wajid is currently reviewer for several international conferences for topics related to education & research methods, outcomes assessment. He has been invited keynote speaker or presenter in several international OBE conferences. He has presented at the OBE ICON 2016, ASEE 2016, ASEE 2017, FIE 2016, ICTIEE 2017, MTN 2016, ABET Symposium 2017, IICE Dubai 2018, QS ASIA 2018. Wajid is scheduled as one of key and panel speakers at EDUTECH 2018 Singapore. Wajid was the lead product engineer supporting the APPLE IPOD and many other world famous processors at LSI Corporation. Wajid is a senior member of the IEEE, IEEE Education Society, distinguished member of the IN4OBE and member of the ASEE.