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Proceedings of CAD'17, 2017, 451-458
Development and Evaluation of a Mobile Platform for Teaching Mathematics of CAD Subjects

YM Tang, KM Yu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Abstract. Starting from 2012, admission to bachelor’s degree programmes at the university in Hong Kong is based on the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) examination results. Applicants are required to meet the general entrance requirements of the specific university including English Language, Chinese Language, Mathematics and Liberal Studies. There is no compulsory subject requirement in most universities. In other words, admission does not filter out students who do not have sufficient background on the underpinning subjects. As a result, a number of students were admitted to the engineering programmes without sufficient mathematical background. According to recent admission statistics of an engineering programme, less than half of the students studied the mathematics extended part module 1 (M1) or 2 (M2) in secondary school, which is considered to be important to those who study engineering programs at university. Although freshmen are required to take several fundamental subjects in their first year, it is still a great challenge for them to learn or enhance difficult engineering mathematical knowledge in only one year. Engineering mathematics is fundamental to the learning of engineering subjects in years 2 to 4.

Keywords. Mobile Platform, Learning Effectiveness, Engineering Mathematics, Computer Aided Design

DOI: 10.14733/cadconfP.2017.451-458