EXPERIENCES IN DEVELOPING AND APPLYING A NEW METHODOLOGY IN MASTER’S DEGREE

In the subject Advanced Energy and Thermal Machines of the Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering a great effort was made to apply a new methodology based on the development of activities directly related to the real or professional applications together with the use of computer codes to solve this real problems.

The simulation based learning has been the basis of the application of this new methodology. The goal is that students can achieve a high level of theory knowledge together with a high capacity of autonomy in solving problems.

For that, the subject is clearly defined in each of the sections: objectives, contents, methodology, activities and assessment looking for the constructive alignment.

In this paper, the experiences and results obtained in the process of improving the way of teaching this subject are shown and analyzed from the point of view of the teacher and from the point of view of the student.