Integrating complex systems study into the freshmen mechanical engineering experience

Nadia Kellam, Veronica Addison, Michelle Maher, Wally Peters

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Abstract

A course for engineering students to address the change from a simple systems approach to a more complex systems approach by including biology in an engineering course is described. The student's comments concerning the ways that this approach can help them in their engineering education and career is also analyzed. Possible ways to integrate biology into other courses throughout the mechanical engineering curriculum were also discussed. This complex systems oriented method of educating the engineers not only covers the technical aspects of a system, but the economic, social, cultural, global, and environmental aspects as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
Pages8335-8343
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event2005 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: The Changing Landscape of Engineering and Technology Education in a Global World - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Jun 12 2005Jun 15 2005

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Other2005 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: The Changing Landscape of Engineering and Technology Education in a Global World
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period6/12/056/15/05

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Mechanical engineering
Large scale systems
Students
Engineering education
Curricula
Engineers
Economics

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  • Engineering(all)

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Kellam, N., Addison, V., Maher, M., & Peters, W. (2005). Integrating complex systems study into the freshmen mechanical engineering experience. In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings (pp. 8335-8343)

Integrating complex systems study into the freshmen mechanical engineering experience. / Kellam, Nadia; Addison, Veronica; Maher, Michelle; Peters, Wally.

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. 2005. p. 8335-8343.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kellam, N, Addison, V, Maher, M & Peters, W 2005, Integrating complex systems study into the freshmen mechanical engineering experience. in ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. pp. 8335-8343, 2005 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: The Changing Landscape of Engineering and Technology Education in a Global World, Portland, OR, United States, 6/12/05.
Kellam N, Addison V, Maher M, Peters W. Integrating complex systems study into the freshmen mechanical engineering experience. In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. 2005. p. 8335-8343
Kellam, Nadia ; Addison, Veronica ; Maher, Michelle ; Peters, Wally. / Integrating complex systems study into the freshmen mechanical engineering experience. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. 2005. pp. 8335-8343
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