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7th International CONCEIVE DESIGN IMPLEMENT OPERATE Conference (CDIO2011)

An Approach to Foster Integrative Skills during the Engineering Studies
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Author:Glenn Johansson <Glenn.Johansson@jth.hj.se> (Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, School of Engineering, Jönköping University, Sweden)
Lennart Elmquist <Lennart.Elmquist@jth.hj.se> (Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Jönköping University, Sweden)
Date: 2011-06-20     Track: Main     Session: 1
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054572
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054573

To sum up, this paper presents an approach to foster integrative skills during the engineering studies. The approach is based on establishment of means for cross-disciplinary meetings between students on Master programs in product development and production. The approach is intended to help reducing the barriers to integration among individuals possessing different competences that have been reported in the literature (e.g. Griffin and Hauser, 1996).