The Design Spine: The Core Design Modules Behind Taylor’s School of Engineering Project-Based Learning

  • Edwin C. Y. ChungEmail author


Taylor’s University School of Engineering is a project-based learning school where the syllabus for each undergraduate programme is designed to provide every student with the opportunity to apply theories taught in class. This is realised through a series of design and project modules starting from semester 1 all the way through to semester 8. The design challenges offered to students throughout these eight semesters would progress from one where there are known solutions, to one where it is a real-world challenge with business value and finally to a research challenge where students are expected to publish their findings. In this chapter, how these design and project modules are structured, their objectives and the challenges of offering these modules are discussed.


Project-based learning Engineering design Undergraduate engineering programme 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Engineering, Faculty of Innovation and TechnologyTaylor’s University Lakeside CampusSubang Jaya, Selangor Darul EhsanMalaysia

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