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Addressing Challenges for Internationalisation and Mobility in Engineering Through CDIO Standards

Campbell, Duncan A., Beck, Hilary, Buisson, David, & Hargreaves, Douglas (2009) Addressing Challenges for Internationalisation and Mobility in Engineering Through CDIO Standards. 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. 593-598.

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Abstract

There is a growing need for international transparency of engineering qualifications, and mechanisms to support and facilitate student mobility. In response, there are a number of global initiatives attempting to address these needs, particularly in Europe, North America and Australia. The Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate (CDIO) Initiative has a set of standards, competencies, and proficiency levels developed through a global community of practice. It is a well-structured framework in which best-practice internationalisation and student mobility can be embedded. However, the current 12 CDIO Standards do not address international qualifications or student mobility. Based on an environmental scan of global activities, the underpinning principles of best practice are identified and form the basis of the proposed 13th CDIO Standard — “Internationalization and Mobility”.

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ID Code: 29372
Item Type: Conference Paper
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: Engineering education, CDIO, Internationalisation, Student mobility
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 14:49
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:02

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