Transforming Engineering and Science Education Through Active Learning

Publication Date

Spring 10-1-2014

Document Type

Conference Proceeding


M. Towhidnejad, T. Hilburn and S. Salamah, "Transforming engineering and science education through active learning," 2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), Madrid, Spain, 2014, pp. 1-5.


Advances in engineering methods and technology, modern system complexity, and the need to work across cultures and multiple time zones have influenced significant change in the practice of engineering. The same cannot be said of engineering education. This paper describes the Digital Home case study project that covers full life-cycle development of a software product (project management, requirements analysis and specification, design, implementation, testing and maintenance) that has been integrated throughout graduate and undergraduate curriculum. The paper will discuss some of our experiences gained during this project, followed by some guidelines on how this can be done at other schools.