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First-year Curriculum at Texas A&M University
Introduction Freshman curriculum for engineering students Holistic Model for Engineering Clusters Courses are now offered together in "clusters" for groups of 100
Student Performance Students in the new curriculum perform better on standardized tests. First-year Engineering Courses Paper
First Year      

Holistic Model for Engineering

  • Technology enhanced classrooms
  • Clustered students in common courses
  • Course integration
  • Teaming in the classroom
  • Active/cooperative learning pedagogy
  • Faculty team teaching
  • Industry in the classroom
  • Assessment and Evaluation

First year courses are now offered together in “clusters” for groups of 100

  • Skill levels of new students determine placement in course clusters
  • 100 students per course cluster
  • Independent (unclustered) courses available
  • Different levels of intensity within course clusters (0-4 courses)
  • Clusters available for the freshman & sophomore years

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