Document Type : Research Paper


1 Petroleum Technology Department, University of Technology - Iraq

2 Electromechanical Engineering Department, University of Technology - Iraq


The study examined the effect of application of the problem-based learning method of teaching engineering students in the Department of Petroleum Technology compared to traditional teaching methods (lecture). The problem-based learning method involved a number of assessments and exams that students individually and collectively performed. The study investigates the first class students of petroleum technology department of two subjects which are the calculus and engineering practice subjects. The study is use the statistical calculations to compare between applying the problem based learning and tradition method “lecture method” in engineering education, and taking into consideration the individual differences between students to communicate knowledge. The study use d statistical equations to calculate the standard deviation and variance using in determining the effectiveness of the application of the BPL method compared to the lecture method in the educational field. The results show the ratio of standard deviation in the lecture method compared to the PBL method is equal to (58.2%) in the theoretical exam, noting that the degree of evaluation of the theoretical exam in the lecture is (35%) while in the PBL method it is (20%), It means the error rate in the accuracy of the student's assessment be greater in traditional method.


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