Involving Students in Research with Elements of Game-Based Learning for Engineering Education

  • Petr Bychkov
  • Maria NetesovaEmail author
  • Anna Sachkova
  • Carlo Mapelli
  • Irina Zabrodina
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 716)


This work describes the experience of Tomsk Polytechnic University in involving students in scientific research. The involvement is to be achieved by including scientific research elements into laboratory class programs, game-based learning, conducting laboratory classes in real-life scientific research facilities, including “Scientific research work for students” into Bachelor’s curriculum (starting the second grade) and other actions. The experience described should be considered a success, as over the last decade the number of Bachelor’s graduates at TPU willing to pursue the Master’s degree has multiplied. The competition for enrolling into postgraduate studies has increased as well.


Game-based learning Laboratory practicum Active learning Scientific research activities Team training Engineering education 



We would like to express our great appreciation to Tomsk Polytechnic University project partners from European Universities and organizations within the framework of funds and programmes, TEMPUS, TACIS, DAAD, INTAS, Marie Curie Fellowship, FP6 (INCO) etc. The research is funded from Tomsk Polytechnic University Competitiveness Enhancement Program grant.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Petr Bychkov
    • 1
  • Maria Netesova
    • 1
    Email author
  • Anna Sachkova
    • 1
  • Carlo Mapelli
    • 2
  • Irina Zabrodina
    • 1
  1. 1.Tomsk Polytechnic UniversityTomskRussian Federation
  2. 2.Polytechnic University of MilanMilanItaly

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