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Dr Howard Ash
Formula Student – A Success Story
Integrating Project Based Learning
What are the necessary ingredients?
International Design Engineering Competition for Students to Design, Build, Test, compete with their own car.
Started in the UK in 1998, UH have competed since then and are the Top UK Team
FS helps deliver job ready graduates
Final year MEng students from the School of Engineering and Technology undertake a 45 credit module running over Semester A and B that simulates a realistic industrial problem.
Looking for a range of skills including; team work, design, research, managerial, business, marketing, analytical…
Group sizes: 3-12
Current cohort size is 45 full time students with 9 Team Projects.
First challenge is to accommodate the range of projects necessary given the different Engineering disciplines, relies on fellow members of staff to supervise projects where necessary.
Assessment is carried out in two phases, each with moderated peer assessment taken in to account.
Interim Assessment (20%) – (Dec)
Final Assessment (80%) – (April)
Interim assessment consists of Progress Presentations and moderated peer assessment.
The final assessment takes into account individual contribution to the final report, their presentation and moderated peer assessment.
Thanks to Ray Wilkinson for the Peer assessment criteria
Where, in each of the above, marks are described as:
5 Excellent, beyond normal expectation
4 Very good, with some outstanding quality
3 Good performance, acceptable in all respects
2 Average, lacking in some respects
1 Little effort or low standard
0 Poor / little interest / lack of attendance
Students must have a can do attitude and show initiative.
Projects must engage and enthuse the students.
Students are allowed to self select a project, subject to staff approval.
Dedicated supervisory team
Resources to support the project, be it; space, machine shop access, funding, technical knowledge…