Engineering for employability:a transition into CDIO

Clark, Robin and Andrews, Jane (2013). Engineering for employability:a transition into CDIO. IN: The 4th International Research Symposium on Problem-Based Learning (IRSPBL) 2013. UNSPECIFIED.


This paper draws upon the findings of a three year study which tracks an institutions journey of CDIO. In focusing on the student perspective the findings discuss students’ prior learning experiences and their expectations of university. The study considers students’ early perceptions of CDIO; emergent findings suggest that whilst CDIO is not really what students expect when they first arrive at university, most prefer it to ‘traditional lectures’. Indeed the majority indicate that they believe the approach enhances their employability and provides a more engaging learning experience. The conclusion argues that with its focus on problem-based learning and team-working, CDIO has changed the face of the 1st year experience for mechanical engineering and designed students within the university and that in doing so it has enhanced transition and ultimately promoted student success.

Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Engineering systems & management
Event Title: 4th International Research Symposium on Problem-Based Learning
Event Type: Other
Event Location: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Event Dates: 2013-07-02 - 2013-07-03
Uncontrolled Keywords: problem based learning,CDIO,active learning,employability
Published Date: 2013-07-01


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