A Structured Training Course for Non-structured Design Course

T.Hui Teo, Mei Yu Soh, Wen Xian Ng, Denise Lee


In an engineering design course, teaching assistant plays a critical role to in supporting the teaching and the learning process for the participants – students and instructors.  The instructors would invite or hire a postgraduate student to be the teaching assistant.  In most cases, the postgraduate student does not has any teaching experience. This work proposed and implemented a quick start training course for the teaching assistant specifically for an engineering design course, by adopting concept-design-implementation-operation.


CDIO; design course; non-structured; structured; teaching assistant;

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