A Project-Based, Spiral Curriculum for Introductory Courses in Chemical Engineering: Part 2. Implementation
The detailed implementation of a novel, project-based, spiral curriculum for the first year of chemical engineering is presented. We discuss the teaching methods used and compare them to those in the existing conventional sequence of courses. We give illustrative examples of the projects used to improve student motivation and involvement with the material. Results of a preliminary assessment using an end-of-year problem-solving competition point to improvements in the students' ability to apply fundamentals to integrated problems.