Gauging The Impact Of CDIO And Momentum For Further Change

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Recently, within the CDIO community, there has been a focus on the impact of CDIO and an emphasis on how engineering education will change in the future due to the rapidly changing technological world (Industry 4.0).

This paper focuses on the results of a new alumni survey, based on an original survey at the authors’ School in 2004, but with the objective of understanding the subsequent impact of 12 years of CDIO graduates and also benchmarking and determining if there is obvious momentum for future curriculum change. Specific areas that are discussed include:
• A comparison with the previous alumni survey to understand key syllabus topics (i.e. programme learning outcomes and their hierarchy).
• What has changed after 12 years of CDIO graduates?
• A reflection on 15 years of CDIO implementation.
• The engineer of the future – are there any obvious influences on engineering education in 9-10 years (2030)?

Overall, it appears that CDIO curriculum implementation in the School over the past ten years has been accompanied by an increase in the skill levels of graduates in several key areas. Further work will be carried out to assess the suitability of current programmes for the expected technological and societal needs of stakeholders moving into the next 10 years and beyond.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th International CDIO Conference, hosted online by Chulalongkorn University & Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, Bangkok, Thailand, June 21-23, 2021
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2021
Event17th International CDIO Conference 2021 - Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 21 Jun 202123 Jun 2021


Conference17th International CDIO Conference 2021
Abbreviated titleCDIO 2021
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