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7th International CONCEIVE DESIGN IMPLEMENT OPERATE Conference (CDIO2011)

An Innovative Approach to Develop Students’ Industrial Problem Solving Skills
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Author:Rainer Seidel <rha.seidel@auckland.ac.nz> (The University of Auckland)
Mehdi Shahbazpour <m.shahbazpour@gmail.com> (The University of Auckland)
David Walker <giraffe_innovation@yahoo.co.nz> (Giraffe Innovations Ltd)
Date: 2011-06-20     Track: Main     Session: 1
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054549
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054550

This paper describes an innovative educational programme run by the INNOVATIONZ research team in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Auckland. The programme covers a range of elective courses at undergraduate level, and extends into industry-based, ‘action research’ postgraduate activities at Masters of Engineering and PhD level.