Using CDIO Concept To Develop Engineering Education In Tomsk Polytechnic University

Using CDIO Concept To Develop Engineering Education In Tomsk Polytechnic University

T. Petrovskaya (2013).  Using CDIO Concept To Develop Engineering Education In Tomsk Polytechnic University . 8.

In 2011 National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) joined the CDIO Initiative. To modernize engineering educational programs in compliance with CDIO Concept three TPU pilot engineering programs were identified: Electrical Engineering, Chemical Technology, and Mechanical Engineering. Rather than being limited to the traditional curriculum aimed at educating students TPU tries to enhance growing up student complex engineering competence. The emphasis was given to the development of the practice-oriented module designed for engineering students, which will imply gradual development of practical engineering skills. This pivotal module oriented for students’ training to engineering profession integrates different types of student design-implement experiences (Introduction to Engineering, projects, research, and course papers) and structures them from 1st to 8th semester within the curriculum.


The paper reviews TPU experience in engineering program design through the example of Bachelor Program in Electrical Engineering.

Proceedings of the 9th International CDIO Conference, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 9 – 13, 2013. 

Authors (New): 
Tatyana S. Petrovskaya
Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia
Tomsk Polytechnic University
Engineering education
CDIO standards
project-based education
Integrated curriculum
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