"Profiles in PBL" is a web database where PBL engineering programs from around the world share the details of their PBL programs. Our goal is to showcase more than 100 PBL profiles. The profiles will serve as inspiration for PBL programs to learn from one another and for engineering educators world-wide who are considering PBL. This database has been developed in collaboration between The Aalborg UNESCO Centre and Iron Range Engineering, Itasca Community College.

Charles Sturt University

Civil Engineering

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Bathurst, NSW, AUSTRALIA

http://www.csu.edu.au/engineering

 

Euan Lindsay

Foundation Professor

How would you describe your PBL?

Project Based

What is most important to your PBL?

Process

How is PBL implemented?

All students are working either on projects or industry based work all throughout the degree

How do students acquire principles of discipline?

How is student learning facilitated within PBL?

Program Overview

Institution Type:

Public

Degree Type:

ISCED 4: Post-secondary non-tertiary education

Program Length:

Five Years

Semesters in which PBL is Used:

All semesters

Hours per week on Project:

20-25

PBL Overview

Problem structure:

Moderately structured

Formulation of problems:

Some inspired by industry, some from external clients, some from students' work while on placement

Team composition selection:

Academic staff

Projects assigned by:

Student choice

How is space dedicated to student teams for problem/project completion?

Space available, but not dedicated nor reservable

Degree of Interdisciplinarity:

Low

Role of instructor:

Non-expert

Unique Features

Assessment Methods

Written Exams

Oral Exams

Classroom Presentations

Exhibition/Demonstration

Performance Tasks

Portfolio

How assessment is implemented :

Mixture of individual and group assessment

Publications