Rethinking Engineering Education [electronic resource] : The CDIO Approach / by Edward F. Crawley, Johan Malmqvist, Sören Östlund, Doris R. Brodeur.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 2007Description: XIV, 286 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780387382906Subject(s): Education | Education and state | Science -- Study and teaching | Telecommunication | Education | Science Education | Communications Engineering, Networks | Systems and Information Theory in Engineering | Educational PolicyAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 507.1 LOC classification: LC8-6691Online resources: Click here to access online
Overview -- The Cdio Syllabus: Learning Outcomes For Engineering Education -- Integrated Curriculum Design -- Design-Implement Experiences And Engineering Workspaces -- Teaching And Learning -- Student Learning Assessment -- Adapting And Implementing A Cdio Approach -- Program Evaluation -- Historical Accounts Of Engineering Education -- Outlook.
In the past ten years, leaders in engineering industries have identified specific knowledge, skills, and attitudes required of their workforce if they want to be innovative and competitive in a global marketplace. Engineering education programs have kept pace with emerging disciplinary knowledge, research and technologies, but have been less successful in ensuring that their graduates acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes desired by industry. This book describes an approach to engineering education that integrates a comprehensive set of personal and interpersonal skills, and process, product, and system building skills with disciplinary knowledge. The education of engineers is set in the context of engineering practice, that is, Conceiving, Designing, Implementing, and Operating (CDIO) through the entire lifecycle of engineering processes, products, and processes. The CDIO approach and the topics in the book will be of increasing interest in the next five to ten years. At the start of the CDIO Initiative, four leading engineering programs in the United States and Sweden adopted the CDIO approach and collaborated in its development and implementation. In less than six years, the collaboration has grown to include more than twenty programs in nine different countries. This book will be both a description of the development and implementation of the CDIO approach, and a guide to engineering programs worldwide who seek to improve their programs. From the Foreword by Charles M. Vest, President Emeritus, MIT: The philosophy of the CDIO approach to engineering education captures these essential features of a modern engineering education -excitement about what engineers do, deep learning of the fundamentals, skills, and the knowledge of how engineers contribute to society.