This case study has been developed as part of the LTSN Engineering Teaching Awards 2003-2004, from data gathered through a demonstration of the teaching and learning materials available, interviews with the tutor and a student focus group.
This design module is taken by students in the first year of two degree programmes, BEng. in Automotive Engineering and BEng. in Automotive Design Engineering; the main aim of the module is to ensure that students are able to draw to BS 8888 and communicate design ideas. The lecturer had found that the same basic mistakes were being made in her students' drawings year after year. In order to address this issue a novel approach was taken.