A teaching strategy for advanced manufacturing courses

Basel Alsayyed Ahmad

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


In this paper, the author presents an experiment for teaching advanced manufacturing courses with the objective to maximize the learning experience based on course outcomes. A CAM course was selected to run the experiment on the students in two male sections and two female sections. The course's outcomes were drafted based on the mechanical engineering program's objectives. Their focus is on fulfilling as many of the program outcomes as possible. The level of fulfilling a program objective by a course outcome is then also monitored. The strategy focuses on increasing the hands on experience of the students as well as introducing more computer and technology content in the course. Every activity will be evaluated quantitatively and qualitatively. Based on the progress in a regular semester, the students' performance is monitored and a calibration of theory versus practical experience is done accordingly. Initial results reveal that the sooner the practical part of the course is introduced the better the results will be for both understanding the practical as well as the theoretical part of the course.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducation and Globalization
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Print)9780791856277
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2013 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 15 2013Nov 21 2013

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)


OtherASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Educational strategies
  • Teaching cam
  • Theory vs. practical

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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