Actively participate and you'll learn a lot about engineering.
Come in with an open mind, you'd be surprised what you're capable of.
Do your best and enjoy the challenges.
Pay attention in class, and come to class prepared.
Have fun with it, there is no wrong or right answer. Do everything Wyll tells you to do - there is a reason for it
Teamwork leads to a good design.
For the final write ups of projects, do not procrastinate.
Ask questions immediately and don't be ashamed if you don't have as much experience as your classmates, they love to help.
Make the most of it! Integrate yourself into group projects and take the opportunity to learn the most possible!
Try to have a unique design, incorporating real-world solutions.
Jump in whole-heartily but don't get to upset if it doesn't work the first time.
Don't always do thing the easiest way.
Be engaged in projects because you'll have more fun and learn more.
Document well during the process and not put the reports off till the last few days.
Make sure you plan out so you manage time wisely.
Enjoy it. Learn and do work but have fun.
Don't slack off during this course. You need to push through these projects and do your absolute best. It feels great at the end of your project when all of your hard work gets appreciated by your teacher.
Use your time well and I can't say that enough. Also communication goes a long way.
Work hard and take lots of notes.
Ask for help.
You don't need any background for this class.
Don't get behind. If you get behind on a project, you will have a rough time getting back on track.
If you make an effort to do your best on the projects and to learn everything you can, there's a lot you can get out of the class. Not trying is just such a waste for such an interesting course. (Plus, if you want to be an engineer, it won't cut it to put in minimal effort...)
Always provide input to the group.
Don't wait until the last minute to do technical memos- do them early.
Take more pictures than you think you'll need. As homework isn't that common, make a reminder when you do have it so you don't forget.
What aspects of this course were most useful or valuable?
The technical reports.
Learning the engineering process and problem solving.
The ability to test various solutions to problems and observe the differences between theory and practice.
The team building and multiple groups (not the same group every lesson)
The knowledge of what being an engineer is like.
Learning about many aspects of engineering.
Team work and communication skills.
Learning to meet deadlines and work effectively in a group.
Making me think more than any of my other classes.
Learning engineering, how it works and what it really is.
The general engineering knowledge about the difference fields.
I learned that when I'm comfortable I'm capable of leading the group really well and that I know more coding than I thought. I also learned how to actually put my coding and skills to use..
The design process is pretty useful. Also, the background knowledge research and practical applications were valuable experiences for future projects.
The problem-solving skills we developed.
Problem solving and compromise in projects
The use of the engineering system and techniques.
Experience with group design.
Introductions to all aspects of the engineering fields.
Hands on building to understand processes.
Designing these projects gave insight into the time it takes engineers just to create the final design for a project.
I think the most useful would be the engineering aspects of time management and use of the materials. Also learning some of the engineering characteristics needed to perform well.
I thought that the project based design of this course was very effective in helping me understand what being an engineer would be like and it helped me feel more confident in group situations
We weren't sitting and having "lessons".
Definite one of most useful aspects was getting a chance to test out all of our projects before we were finished. That allowed me to learn a lot about why the designs weren't working and gave me an opportunity to be creative and come up with new ideas on my own. I feel like that's the main way to learn how to be an engineer - by fixing problems - and I love that we had a chance to do that.
Project-based learning really showed me what the career of engineering is more like. I like working with different people and making friends. It is very helpful and nice that most of the work is done in class.