Courses

EEL 5310. Foundations.

This course is designed to encourage engineering graduate students to fulfill their considerable potential to influence fundamental issues, questions and approaches to education of engineers and engineering education and leadership practices. It includes studying past efforts to advance engineering education, current initiatives and of the field.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
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EEL 5312. Design and Global.

This course unpacks the use of design as a central theme in engineering education and accreditation, from B-L (beginning through lifelong learning). Students examine how we do design of engineering education in higher education, in both the 2- and 4-year colleges, and beyond. Students also are introduced to how higher education design and practice is impacted by the design of k-12 engineering curriculums across the globe.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
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EEL 5320. Research Methods.

Appraisal of methods and assessment competencies important for engineering education research, including a variety of quantitative and qualitative assessment strategies, introduces students to thinking critically about research methods including evaluation plans. Students learn the formulation of quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods and measures of reliability, in research studies. Students will learn to design and critique engineering education and leadership research that addresses various standards including rigor, quality and value.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
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EEL 5322. Practicum.

Students explore the practice of teaching undergraduate engineering through experiential learning. Beginning with study of the interstices between theory and practice of teaching engineering education, students explore their own teaching. Students focus on preparation and research- based methods for providing excellent, outcomes-based engineering education. Reflecting upon formative educational experiences, students correlate theories of learning, educating and teaching engineering courses while self-articulating how they learn themselves.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
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3 Other Hours

EEL 5390. Advanced Topics.

Provides students opportunities to learn about advanced topics intended to develop in-depth areas of particular student interest in engineering education and leadership. Engineering education and leadership is being pushed and pulled into new realms. This course examines the front- edges of engineering education developments, with particular focus on those programs and innovations that are part of a growing global movement to reimagine. Students examine the pillars of engineering education, look at technologies and their impact on teaching and learning, and proceed to formulate their own philosophy of leadership engineering, and how they enact, present, and study (lifelong learning) their engineering professional cannons. May be repeated.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
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3 Lecture Hours
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EEL 5394. Graduate Research Capstone.

This course provides students interested in pursuing further graduate studies, for example in doctoral programs, the opportunity to conduct research in topics pursuant to advanced graduate programs at UTEP and beyond. Research is anticipated to produce research output; for example, a grant application or a publication, under the direct supervision of a faculty member.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
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3 Other Hours

EEL 5396. Graduate Projects.

This course provides students opportunities to do individual research, design, or analysis on advanced phases of engineering education and leadership problems to further develop in-depth areas of particular student interest in engineering education and leadership. This course examines basic and applied engineering education research, with particular focus on local, regional and state issues, as well as developments in national and global engineering education. The courses, including a written report, are requested of all students in the non-thesis option.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
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3 Other Hours