Effect of course sequence on the retention of freshmen engineering students: When should the intro engineering course be offered?

Mary R. Anderson-Rowland

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Abstract

ECE 100 Introduction to Engineering Design course is required for all students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at Arizona State University. Due to space and staffing constraints, approximately half of the students entering in the fall take the course during their first semester and the other half does during their second semester in the spring. Studies done when the introductory course was in a different format suggested that if engineering students took the introductory engineering course during the first semester, their rate of retention was higher than for those who took the course in the spring. The effects of the course sequence on freshmen engineering students are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference
PublisherIEEE
Pages252-257
Number of pages6
Volume1
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 28th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE. Part 3 (of 3) - Tempe, AZ, USA
Duration: Nov 4 1998Nov 7 1998

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 28th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE. Part 3 (of 3)
CityTempe, AZ, USA
Period11/4/9811/7/98

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Anderson-Rowland, M. R. (1998). Effect of course sequence on the retention of freshmen engineering students: When should the intro engineering course be offered? In Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference (Vol. 1, pp. 252-257). IEEE.