Alternative Teaching Methodology in Marine Engineering Courses: employing TIC & CFD Tools

José E. Gutiérrez, Blas Zamora Parra, Jerónimo A. Esteve


An alternative teaching-learning methodology for the subject "Hydrodynamic, Resistance and Propulsion" in Degrees concerned with NAval Engineering, is presented. The goal of the pedagogical approach is the acquirement of appropiate skills related to the ability of analyzing and designing different types of ships. The blended learning concept is employed, including the supervised learnin as key ingredient. The roles of both Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), as educational tuools, are some specific features of the methodology. A pedagocial method that involves project based learning, using CFD, is applied. The evaluation of the student satisfaction is conducted by questionaries.

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Marine Engineering, Project-based Learning, Information Technologies, Computational Fluid Dynamics

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