Design & Innovation: Developing a Curriculum for Future Design Engineers at the Technical University of Denmark

Per Boelskifte (Invited author), Ulrik Jørgensen (Invited author)

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Abstract

The new design and innovation programme at DTU is challenging some of the standard concepts dominating most engineering educations. The programme, its background, context and basic educational ideas are presented and discussed in this paper. To build competences that match the need for innovative and design oriented engineers in industry and society has turned out to challenge a number of the standard – and often taken for granted – concepts in engineering education still dominated world wide by rather strict norms and concepts of learning that do not challenge the students creativity and innovative ideas. In this respect this new engineering education may point also to some of the more generally needed reforms of engineering education, of which traces and seeds can be found in many engineering universities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCrossing Design Boundaries
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd.
Publication date2005
Pages401-406
ISBN (Print)0-415-39118-0
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event3rd Engineering & Product Design Education International Conference : 15 and 16 September - Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland
Duration: 1 Jan 2005 → …
Conference number: 3

Conference

Conference3rd Engineering & Product Design Education International Conference : 15 and 16 September
Number3
CityNapier University, Edinburgh, Scotland
Period01/01/2005 → …

Keywords

  • design engineering
  • project based learning
  • subject integration
  • curricula

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