Organization: Universidad Politécncia de Valencia
This book describes European Project Semester (EPS), a one-semester program offered by a network of European universities to students who have completed at least two years of undergraduate engineering studies. The goal is to prepare undergraduate engineers to become global actors of change. This is achieved by exposing students to an international teamwork experience organized around the design and development of a multidisciplinary project for one semester in another university. EPS fosters the development of personal, interpersonal, and professional engineering skills, ethics and sustainability driven design practices and an innovative and entrepreneurial mind-set. The book shares the EPS approach, including skill development, multidisciplinary anchor themes and practical project cases, aiming to improve further the education of future engineers. The publication shares a good practice in engineering education. It describes the adopted learning framework, analyses how it contributes to the development of the sought skills, reports on the type of challenges proposed to teams and, finally, delivers a set of team-project cases from the network of providers. It contributes to the field of authentic learning, and a set of tools for innovation in higher education. The plan is to share the EPS as a best practice engineering education framework for conducting capstone projects.
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before September 17, 2021, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter.
Benedita Malheiro &l Pedro Fuentes-Durá,