Engineering Design Education: Effect of Mode of Delivery

Kinda Khalaf, Shadi Balawi, George W. Hitt, Mohammad A.M. Siddiqi


This work reports on the gradual transformation from traditional teaching to student-centered, pure problem-based-learning (PBL) in engineering design education. Three different PBL-based modes of delivery with various degrees of modulation or freedom were used in conjunction with the prescriptive design cycle. The aim is to study the effect of the mode of delivery (PBL at various degrees of integration) on engineering design education and design thinking skills, specifically on the development of expert-like attitudes toward design problem solving.


Design Cycle; Design Thinking; Engineering Design Education; Mode of Delivery; Modulated PBL; PBL

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International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP) – eISSN: 2192-4880
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