International Journal of Social Science and Human Behavior Study
Author(s) : JITKA BEZDEKOVA, MARTIN HYNEK, MIROSLAV GRACH, PETR VOTAPEK
Technical faculties are permanently confronted with increasing demands for the quality of graduates and efficiency of education. In addition, the growing demand of the labor market regarding graduates and at the same time the decreasing interest from applicants who wish to study engineering are issues which technical faculties have to deal with. One of the ways to deal with these issues is to improve different aspects of teaching technical subjects in order to improve quality, efficiency, comprehensibility and attractiveness of Machine Design. The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of West Bohemia (FST) is concerned in this matter and it has launched the Machine Design Teaching Enhancement Project. Project-based learning materials and learning materials concerned with teaching of computer aided engineering (CAE) systems were developed as a part of the project. The learning materials have been developed by academics in cooperation with local engineering companies and software developers to provide quality learning materials. This paper presents the learning materials and their contribution to students and academics at FST.