Effects of a freshman engineering design experience on student performance in a sophomore circuits course

John D. Carpinelli, Vladimir Briller, Judy Ann Valyo, E. Perry Deess, Raymond Calluori, Kamal Joshi

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Abstract

With support from the Gateway Engineering Education Coalition, the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) incorporated a freshman design experience into all of its undergraduate engineering degree programs. This design experience is taken by all first-time, full-time freshmen. The design experience has helped NJIT increase student performance and rates of on-time progression to the sophomore year. This paper examines the effects of the freshman design experience on student performance in an introductory sophomore circuits course taken by students majoring in either electrical or computer engineering. Students who took the freshman design experience performed significantly better in the circuits course than those who did not. Students who took the electrical and computer engineering module in the freshman design experience performed slightly better in the circuits course than students who took a different module.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5025-5031
Number of pages7
JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
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

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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