Engineering work integrated learning: a case study in problem-based research and development projects

Della Tamin of Resolution Circle and J. Meyer of the University of Johannesburg look at how research-based problem-solving projects develop engineering skills in interns that go through Resolution Circle’s WIL programme.

Abstract—The case study presented in this paper is based on an internship program at a company located in Johannesburg South Africa. It aims to show an innovative problem-based research and development approach through an engineering work-integrated learning program with technologist engineering interns.  Through the case study, theoretical, practical and proper decision making have emphasized the understanding of problem solving strategy in research and development with interns. A thorough follow-up of the processes described in this paper could potentially enable decision makers to develop the skills of more engineers. A working model is presented to show how the system can be replicated. 

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