On-line version ISSN 0718-5006
DOMINGUEZ, Orlando J and MICHEL, Raquel L. Improvements in the Development of the Final Project for Chemical Engineering Students. Form. Univ. [online]. 2010, vol.3, n.4, pp. 47-52. ISSN 0718-5006. doi: 10.4067/S0718-50062010000400006.
In this work a proposal to improve the development of the Final Project requirement for Chemical Engineering students of the National University of Salta in Argentina, is presented. Because this final project course was excessively delaying graduation of students, different teaching methodologies are proposed, including the concept of competence, the problem-based learning and the project-based learning. The change in teaching methods introduced allows reaching one of the main targets of the studying plan, such as finishing in the career in five years, but more important is that a substantial improvement in students learning is achieved.
Keywords : education; education of engineering; final project; chemical engineering.