The Engineering Capstone Course: Fundamentals for Students and Instructors by Harvey F. HoffmanThe Engineering Capstone Course: Fundamentals for Students and Instructors by Harvey F. Hoffman

The Engineering Capstone Course: Fundamentals for Students and Instructors

byHarvey F. Hoffman

Hardcover | July 29, 2014

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This essential book takes students and instructors through steps undertaken in a start-to-finish engineering project as conceived and presented in the engineering capstone course. The learning experience follows an industry model to prepare students to recognize a need for a product or service, create and work in a team; identify competition, patent overlap, and necessary resources, generate a project proposal that accounts for business issues, prepare a design, develop and fabricate the product or service, develop a test plan to evaluate the product or service, and prepare and deliver a final report and presentation. Throughout the book, students are asked to examine the business viability aspects of the project. The Engineering Capstone Course: Fundamentals for Students and Instructors emphasizes that a design must meet a set of realistic technical specifications and constraints including examination of attendant economics, environmental needs, sustainability, manufacturability, health and safety, governmental regulations, industry standards, and social and political constraints. The book is ideal for instructors teaching, or students working through, the capstone course.
Professor Harvey Hoffman is a Professor of the Practice of Engineering at Fairfield University.
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Title:The Engineering Capstone Course: Fundamentals for Students and InstructorsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:144 pagesPublished:July 29, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319058967

ISBN - 13:9783319058962

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Table of Contents

Engineering and the Capstone Course.- The Capstone Team.- Basic Team Communications.- Capstone Class Written and Oral Submittals.- Project Development.- Innovative Captsone Project Examples.- Intellectual Property.- Epilogue.- Appendix.- References.- Index.

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From the book reviews:"The author brings his experience to bear in this book to formulate his 'recipe' for a very good engineering capstone course. . this short book provides a useful thoughtful outline about how to proceed in designing a capstone course as well as insights into how to teach and evaluate the students. Summing Up: Recommended. Engineering faculty and professionals." (A. M. Strauss, Choice, Vol. 52 (6), February, 2015)