Academic Model PBES

Learning by Doing is, for sure, a good way to learn. When students apply their learnings in a specific project, they have a deeper learning fixing knowledge and acquiring useful skills in their future career. Thus, Project Based Learning (PBL) is a favorable framework for in-depth learning in the future engineer, facilitating the development and evaluation of their acquired skills. This method uses a project as the backbone of learning. It is developed in teams with the guidance of teachers and ends with a final, public presentation, showing what has been achieved and the process that made it possible. The participation of companies, designing projects with professors, providing real data, participating in the project development, training students and / or evaluating the results with teachers, helps to bring the student closer to the professional world, from the contents of the curriculum. In addition, in each project to be developed, several subjects are involved, giving to the students a global knowledge of their studies. It will also favor greater coordination among teachers, generating, both students and teachers, a global vision of the degree, greater motivation and pride of belonging.

The School of Architecture, Engineering and Design at the UEM offers high-level technical (associate), undergraduate and graduate degrees in four fields of study: Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Industrial,

Aerospace and Civil Engineering. The academic year is organised in quarters.

The model of our PROJECT BASED ENGINEERING SCHOOL (PBES) expects that every year, in each grade, all the students should participate in a capstone project integrating the contents and competencies of several courses.

The objective is to achieve a greater motivation of the students, approaching them to the engineering profession and feeding their curiosity. In addition, they achieve a multidisciplinary learning. Technical knowledge is integrated with the development of transversal competences (teamwork, oral and written communication, autonomous learning, planning and time management, etc.), focusing on the aspects of sustainability (economic, social and environmental) that every engineering project should contemplate