Abstract—Material selection is an integral part of
engineering design. As such, this topic is included in most
advanced engineering design units in the Bachelor of
Mechanical Engineering. However, students often find this
topic difficult and confusing due to the lack of overall
knowledge required for the task. This paper describes the
introduction of a new software package in a design methodology
unit for material selection that provides additional knowledge
and hands-on experience to students, which can be applied in
their professional lives. The software package introduced three
forms of education delivery: lecture, tutorial, and assignment
activities. It was found that the introduction of the CES
EduPack software package for material and process selection
significantly improved students’ learning.
Index Terms—Design methodology, CES Edupack software, material selection.
The authors are with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Curtin University, WA, Australia (e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: A. Pramanik and M. N. Islam, "Introduction of a New Software Package in Teaching Design Methodology for Material Selection," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 360-363, 2014.