Linking knowledge and industry needs through problem-based learning in power electronics course

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Abstract

This paper presents the experiences gained from the introduction of Problem-based learning (PBL) in Power Electronics course at the Universiti Tenaga Nasional (Uniten), Malaysia. Power Electronics is a fast developing technology within the electrical engineering field. To cope with the advances industrial practices need to be integrated in the theoretical knowledge. This work combined traditional lecture method with PBL method, a student-based learning activities, to address this problem. Based on three years data, it can be concluded that the PBL approach adopted has successfully increased the students understanding of the course. This is measured by significant reduction of students obtained grade E from about 40 percent to lower than 10 percent.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 8th International Conference on Engineering Education
Subtitle of host publicationEnhancing Engineering Education Through Academia-Industry Collaboration, ICEED 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages16-21
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509015955
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2017
Event8th IEEE International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED 2016 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 07 Dec 201608 Dec 2016

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE 8th International Conference on Engineering Education: Enhancing Engineering Education Through Academia-Industry Collaboration, ICEED 2016

Other

Other8th IEEE International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEED 2016
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period07/12/1608/12/16

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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Hussain, I. S., & Jaafar, S. (2017). Linking knowledge and industry needs through problem-based learning in power electronics course. In 2016 IEEE 8th International Conference on Engineering Education: Enhancing Engineering Education Through Academia-Industry Collaboration, ICEED 2016 (pp. 16-21). [7856064] (2016 IEEE 8th International Conference on Engineering Education: Enhancing Engineering Education Through Academia-Industry Collaboration, ICEED 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEED.2016.7856064