We report a very successful introduction of project based learning (PBL) for incoming first year engineering students. After completing their twelve years of education, these students enter a four-year undergraduate programme in electronic engineering or telecommunications engineering. NEDUET is a highly competitive public sector engineering university in Pakistan. The competition for admission is high and highly motivated bright students and selected for admission. These students have solid foundations in mathematics and physics. However, analysis of the graduating student’s skills indicated difficulties with applying their learning. They knew theories and formulas but did not display fluency in using this knowledge to solve problems. The curriculum and the methodology were both scrutinized.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2017

  • Date of Conference: 26-29 June, 2017
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2017.0253
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-83-4
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada