"Engineering Design" course transformación: From a conceive - design towards a complete CDIO approach

Muñoz Guijosa, Juan Manuel and Díaz Lantada, Andrés and Chacón Tanarro, Enrique and Echávarri Otero, Javier and Muñoz Sanz, José Luis and Muñoz García, Julio (2016). "Engineering Design" course transformación: From a conceive - design towards a complete CDIO approach. In: "12th International CDIO Conference", June 12-16, 2016, Turku, Finland. ISBN 9789522166104 (pdf) ISSN 1796-9964 (electronic). pp. 323-336.

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Title: "Engineering Design" course transformación: From a conceive - design towards a complete CDIO approach
Author/s:
  • Muñoz Guijosa, Juan Manuel
  • Díaz Lantada, Andrés
  • Chacón Tanarro, Enrique
  • Echávarri Otero, Javier
  • Muñoz Sanz, José Luis
  • Muñoz García, Julio
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 12th International CDIO Conference
Event Dates: June 12-16, 2016
Event Location: Turku, Finland
Title of Book: The 12th International CDIO Conference - Proceedings, Full Papers
Date: 2016
ISBN: 9789522166104 (pdf) ISSN 1796-9964 (electronic)
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: CDIO as Context, Integrated Curriculum, Integrated Learning Experiences, Active Learning, Engineering Design, Mechanical Systems, Machines Engineering
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Mecánica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

“Engineering Design” is a discipline aimed at improving our understanding about the development processes of novel and successful products, processes and systems in general, and at providing engineers with methodical steps for enhancing such processes. It may well be the engineering discipline more linked to the CDIO approach and to the conceive-design-implement-operate process. The benefits of applying “Engineering Design” principles are better appreciated when facing the development of complex systems. In the field of Mechanical Engineering some of the more complex systems an engineer can develop are advanced mechanical systems and machines. In this study we present the transformation process of an “Engineering Design” course, carried out in parallel to the implementation of the new Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering at ETSII – TU Madrid. In the old Industrial Engineering plan of studies, implemented in 2000, the “Engineering Design” course was taught in the 5th academic year for Industrial Engineering students specializing in Mechanical Engineering and lasted for one semester. In the new Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, which started in 2014-2015, the “Engineering Design” course can be chosen by students from all Industrial Engineering specializations. The new subject lasts for two semesters and it is taught, in the 1st academic year of the Master’s Degree, to students having finished a four-year Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technologies. When transforming the course, our first aim was to let students live through a complete CDIO process, as having a two-semester structure gave us additional time for reaching the implementation and operation stages. With the old one-semester structure they could just focus on the conceptual and design phases. With the new approach their experience is more complete but several challenges arise, which are systematically analyzed in the following pages. A comparative study, taking account of the opinions of students and teachers is also presented and helps to support the benefits from complete CDIO experiences. Key aspects, including: student motivation, coordination between teachers, supervision of the projects under a tight schedule, rapid prototyping resources for reaching the implementation and operation stages, among others, are discussed and the more relevant lessons learned and proposals for improvement are put forward. To our knowledge it constitutes the first subject following a complete CDIO cycle in the field of Engineering Design applied to machines engineering in our country.

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Item ID: 46682
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/46682/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:46682
Official URL: http://www.cdio.org/knowledge-library/documents/engineering-design-course-transformation-conceive-design-towards
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 15 Jun 2017 08:18
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2017 15:08
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