A Study on Engineering Students' Collaborative Project Development Skills




Varatharaj, Varatharaj

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The use of technology by educational institutions and students has increased dramatically in recent years. Engineering education, in particular, focuses on techniques that help students gain Industry 4.0 skills. Students should learn to merge their technical abilities with computer skills as well as learn to operate in a collaborative setting as a result of this transition. The use of digital tools to improve teamwork and carry out group tasks effectively is becoming a standard aspect of engineering education. Students have historically struggled to work on group assignments due to variables such as clashing schedules, geographic distances, various learning styles, and varied backgrounds. For faculty members and instructors teaching the courses, establishing effective communication channels and, as a result, developing solid teams to collaborate on group projects has been a difficulty. Virtual communication, enabled through online collaboration tools, has been invented as a result of recent technological advancements. These online collaboration tools assist students in developing a functioning model for completing their projects successfully. This research project presents a state-of-the-art examining how current engineering education handles computational needs and combines Industry 4.0 skills. The use and impact of computational tools, as well as the use of online collaboration platforms in engineering education, were investigated in this conceptual study. This research study involved students and instructors from several engineering and computer science programs, and the data gathered from the research was examined.


Survey that collects quantitative and qualitative data that can be analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics.


2022 Faculty Research Poster Session and Research Fair, West Texas A&M University, College of Engineering, Poster, Digital tools, Industry 4.0 skills


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