Designing the Future

Goldsmith, Rosalie, Reidsema, Carl, Campbell, Duncan A., Hadgraft, Roger, & Levy, David (2009) Designing the Future. In Kestell, Colin, Grainger, Steven, & Cheung, John (Eds.) Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, pp. 293-298.

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While there have been improvements in Australian engineering education since the 1990s, there are still strong concerns that more progress needs to be made, particularly in the areas of developing graduate competencies and in outcomes-based curricula. This paper reports on the findings from a two-day ALTC-funded forum that sought to establish a shared understanding with the 3 stakeholders (students, academics and industry) about how to achieve a design-based engineering curriculum. This paper reports on the findings from the first day’s activities and reveals that there is a shared desire for design and project-based curricula that would encourage the development of the ‘three-dimensional’ graduate: one who has technical, personal and professional and systems-thinking/design-based competence.

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ID Code: 29365
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: All papers accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education were submitted as full papers and were double blind peer reviewed. Authors were given the opportunity to amend their paper in light of these reviews before the decision to accept and publish the paper was made. This process of reviewing is in accord with the criteria set by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) of the Australian Government for published papers.
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Keywords: CDIO, Professional competencies, HERN, Engineering education
ISBN: 1876346590
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > OTHER ENGINEERING (099900) > Engineering not elsewhere classified (099999)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 The authors.
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Deposited On: 18 Dec 2009 04:34
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 06:03

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