CDIO & Potential Curriculum Revison

CDIO & Potential Curriculum Revison - Christopher...

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Christopher D. Hall Aerospace and Ocean Engineering VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0203 USA AND STATE UNIVERSITY (540) 231-2314 Fax: (540) 231-9632 E-mail: cdhall@vt.edu October 11, 2004 MEMORANDUM TO: AOE Faculty FROM: C. Hall SUBJECT: CDIO and Potential for Curriculum Reform Last summer, I traveled to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland to participate in a CDIO Workshop and Collaborators Meeting from June 1 – 4, 2004. In this report I describe CDIO, the Workshop, and the Collaborators Meeting, and make recommendations about VT’s participation in the CDIO program. CDIO is an acronym for C onceive, D esign, I mplement, O perate. The CDIO program was initiated by a consortium of universities as a new approach to undergraduate engineering education. The four initial universities included three Swedish schools and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The three Swedish schools are Chalmers Institute of Technology, Linköping University, and the Royal Institute of Technology. Additional universities have joined the consortium: Queen’s University, Ontario; Queen’s University, Belfast; Technical University of Denmark; U.S. Naval Academy; University of Liverpool; and University of
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