Title

Estimation and its importance in egineering education

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Department

Mechanical Engineering

Conference Title

ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings

Location

Portland, OR

Date of Presentation

1-1-2005

Abstract

Ability to perform estimation is an asset, for example, when dealing with problems with limited or unavailable data. Engineering students, in general, are inadequately prepared to perform rough estimation. A possible reason for this short coming is that engineering curricula place too much emphasis on detailed analysis and not enough attention is given to developing estimation skill. This paper provides a list of activities, appropriate at lower division courses, to engage students in estimation exercises and to lunch them on a path to develop this skill.

ISSN

2153-5965

First Page

5855

Last Page

5861

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