Published in Proceedings of the 2007 ASEE Annual Conference: Honolulu, HI, June 26, 2007. Also available online at http://www.icee.usm.edu/ICEE/conferences/asee2007/papers/2527_MULTIDISCIPLINARY_EXPERIENCES_FOR_UNDERG.pdf.
Multidisciplinary (MD) team skills are of increasing importance in industry, and are required for programs that are ABET accredited. This can be challenging to provide, particularly for programs with high unit counts and a large student body. We have responded by establishing a multidisciplinary graduation requirement across the College of Engineering at Cal Poly. This requirement is mandatory. It may be satisfied by various curricular and co-curricular routes, easing throughput issues compared to having a single venue. In the paper we describe activities that satisfy the MD requirement, our general approach and assessment methods.
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research