Step away from the CAD station: A hands-on and immersive approach to second year teaching of Mechanical Engineering design

Peter Dorrington, Will Harrison, Helen Brown, Marc Holmes, Rhian Kerton

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present a new methodology to enhance creativity within the context of learning and teaching in an engineering
design module in the College of Engineering at Swansea University. The challenges to introducing creativity into an engineering undergraduate
course are explored, with the main intervention—Virtual Reality for concept development—investigated through pre- and post-intervention
surveys, student interviews and a focus group. Additional interventions to enhance creativity are discussed and future improvements to module
design put forward.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Virtual and Augmented Reality to Enhance Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Conference
EditorsRhian Kerton, Joanne Hudson
Place of PublicationChichester
PublisherIM Publications Open
Pages15
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-906715-28-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-906715-30-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2019

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