International Collaboration in the Reform of Engineering Education

International Collaboration in the Reform of Engineering Education

D. Brodeur, E. Crawley, I. Ingemarsson, J. Malmqvist, S. stlund (2002).  International Collaboration in the Reform of Engineering Education. 7.

In October 2000, with support from the Wallenberg Foundation, four universities launched an international collaboration designed to improve undergraduate engineering education in Sweden, the United States, and worldwide. This is a closely coordinated program with parallel efforts at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Linköping University in Linkoping, Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The vision of the project is to provide students with an education that stresses engineering fundamentals set in the context of Conceiving-Designing-Implementing-Operating real-world systems and products. The collaboration calls for three face-to-face meetings per year, alternating venues among the four institutions. Videoconferencing, email, and a dedicated Web page facilitate collaboration between meetings.

This paper describes the results of the first year of the collaboration, the impact of the reform efforts, and the plans for the next three years. Presented at the ASEE Conference, Montreal, Canada, 16-19 June 2002. Available here through the courtesy of the American Society of Engineering Education.

Authors (New): 
Doris R. Brodeur
Edward F. Crawley
Ingemar Ingemarsson
Johan Malmqvist
Sören Östlund
KTH Royal Institute of Technology,Sweden
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Undergraduate engineering education
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