IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

A Multidisciplinary Problem Based Learning Experience for Telecommunications Students


  • Carlos Figuera

    (Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain)

  • Eduardo Morgado

    (Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain)

  • David Gutiérrez-Pérez

    (Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain)

  • Felipe Alonso-Atienza

    (Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain)

  • Eduardo del Arco-Fernández-Cano

    (Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain)

  • Antonio J. Caamaño

    (Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain)

  • Javier Ramos-López

    (Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain)

  • Julio Ramiro-Bargueño

    (Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain)

  • Jesús Requena-Carrión

    (Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain)


The Telecommunications Engineering degree contains the study and understanding of a wide range of knowledge areas, like signal theory and communications, computer networks, and radio propagation. This diversity makes it hard for students to integrate different concepts, which is essential to tackle real and practical problems that involve different subjects. As a response to this need of integration, a group of professors at Rey Juan Carlos University carried out an educational project based on Problem Based Learning (PBL), called the Wireles4x4 Project. In this project, groups of students build a complete system to autonomously drive a radio controlled car, involving different technologies such as wireless communications, positioning systems, power management, and system integration. The results show that the participating students improve not only their specific knowledge on the involved issues, but also their capability of integrating different subjects of the degree and the skills for autonomous learning.

Suggested Citation

  • Carlos Figuera & Eduardo Morgado & David Gutiérrez-Pérez & Felipe Alonso-Atienza & Eduardo del Arco-Fernández-Cano & Antonio J. Caamaño & Javier Ramos-López & Julio Ramiro-Bargueño & Jesús Requ, 2011. "A Multidisciplinary Problem Based Learning Experience for Telecommunications Students," International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals (IJHCITP), IGI Global, vol. 2(3), pages 15-28, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:igg:jhcitp:v:2:y:2011:i:3:p:15-28

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:igg:jhcitp:v:2:y:2011:i:3:p:15-28. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Journal Editor). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.