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Pages: 1513-1521
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-617-5895-1
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2016.1339

Conference name: 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2016
Location: Seville, Spain

CAPSTONE DESIGN AND BACHELOR THESIS EXPERIENCES FOR AN INTERNATIONAL DUAL-DEGREE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM

J. Pakkala1, D. Reger2, N. Sebastijanovic1

1Milwaukee School of Engineering (UNITED STATES)
2Luebeck University of Applied Sciences (GERMANY)
Many educational institutions have programs offering students opportunities to experience cross-cultural and international programs of study. Some programs offer short courses or other summer abroad programs. In semester-long programs, it is sometimes the case that the student’s degree track can be delayed. A unique exchange program has been implemented for Mechanical Engineering students between the Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA and the Lübeck University of Applied Sciences in Lübeck, Germany. Participants in the program are required to spend a full academic year abroad. Participating American students spend their third academic year in Germany together with participating German students. All students complete their fourth year in the United States. Curricula are designed to allow students the opportunity to earn bachelor degrees from both universities in four years. During the fourth year, all students must complete an individually produced bachelor thesis as well as complete a separate group-oriented year-long senior capstone design project. The projects may be related to each other, but the student is free to investigate any topic of interest, under the direction of a thesis advisor. Implementation issues and solutions are presented. Also included are details of an example thesis project involving the design and development of a stabilization system for a hand-held camera.
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title = {CAPSTONE DESIGN AND BACHELOR THESIS EXPERIENCES FOR AN INTERNATIONAL DUAL-DEGREE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM},
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J. Pakkala, D. Reger, N. Sebastijanovic (2016) CAPSTONE DESIGN AND BACHELOR THESIS EXPERIENCES FOR AN INTERNATIONAL DUAL-DEGREE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM, ICERI2016 Proceedings, pp. 1513-1521.
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