Process Systems Engineering Education: Learning by Research
In this paper, we discuss our approach in teaching the final-year course Process Systems Engineering. Students are given ownership of the course by transferring to them the responsibility of learning. A project-based group environment stimulates learning while solving a real engineering problem. We discuss postgraduate student involvement and how research is used for learning, thus we redefine the undergraduate’s models of teaching and learning by directly integrating undergraduate studies with postgraduate research. The paper also discusses generic attributes and presents details of the course structure and outcomes of three student projects.