Graduate Attribute Mapping With the Extended CDIO Framework

Campbell, Duncan A., Dawes, Les A., Beck, Hilary, Wallace, Sam, Boman, Marian, & Reidsema, Carl (2009) Graduate Attribute Mapping With the Extended CDIO Framework. 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. 599-604.

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The CDIO (Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate) Initiative has been globally recognised as an enabler for engineering education reform. With the CDIO process, the CDIO Standards and the CDIO Syllabus, many scholarly contributions have been made around cultural change, curriculum reform and learning environments. In the Australasian region, reform is gaining significant momentum within the engineering education community, the profession, and higher education institutions. This paper presents the CDIO Syllabus cast into the Australian context by mapping it to the Engineers Australia Graduate Attributes, the Washington Accord Graduate Attributes and the Queensland University of Technology Graduate Capabilities. Furthermore, in recognition that many secondary schools and technical training institutions offer introductory engineering technology subjects, this paper presents an extended self-rating framework suited for recognising developing levels of proficiency at a preparatory level. A demonstrator mapping tool has been created to demonstrate the application of this extended graduate attribute mapping framework as a precursor to an integrated curriculum information model.

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ID Code: 29370
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, Graduate attributes, HERN, Engineering education, Graduate capabilities
ISBN: 1876346590
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > OTHER ENGINEERING (099900) > Engineering not elsewhere classified (099999)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Library Services
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 The authors.
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Deposited On: 18 Dec 2009 05:06
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