The CDIO™ INITIATIVE is an innovative educational framework for producing the next generation of engineers. The framework provides students with an education stressing engineering fundamentals set in the context of Conceiving — Designing — Implementing — Operating (CDIO) real-world systems and products. Throughout the world, CDIO Initiative collaborators have adopted CDIO as the framework of their curricular planning and outcome-based assessment. CDIO collaborators recognize that an engineering education is acquired over a long period and in a variety of institutions, and that educators in all parts of this spectrum can learn from practice elsewhere. The CDIO network therefore welcomes members in a diverse range of institutions ranging from research-led internationally acclaimed universities to local colleges dedicated to providing students with their initial grounding in engineering.
Welcome to our newest CDIO Member Schools: Blekinge University of Technology, Don State Technical University, Escola Tecnica Superior d'Enginyeria Quimica (ETSEQ), National Research Nuclear University (MEPhI), Siberian Federal University and Östfold University College!
Within the higher education system, criteria for promotion based on research quality and contribution are well established and widely accepted.
The aim of this paper is to study academic staff’s knowledge about working life outside academia and how contacts with employers and work related learning are integrated in higher education.
Standards 9 and 10 clearly state that faculty development is a key aspect in the design and implementation of CDIO oriented curricula.
This paper presents the active learning teaching community created to assist the implementation stage of the CDIO-based curriculum reform currently underway at the School of Engineering of the Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción.
For a long time, Sweden has been in the forefront in involving students in quality improvement of higher education.