Identifying learning process in engineering Programs

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7th International CONCEIVE DESIGN IMPLEMENT OPERATE Conference (CDIO2011)

Identifying learning process in engineering Programs
Author:Angelo Martins <amm@isep.ipp.pt> (ISEP - Porto Institute of Engineering)
Antonio Costa <acc@isep.ipp.pt> (ISEP - Porto Institute of Engineering)
Date: 2011-06-20     Track: Main     Session: 1
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054488

As is implied in CDIO standard 3, a program is based on learning processes. A process can be defined as an ordered set of interrelated courses, which will provide the student with a set of well-defined skills. The process final outcomes are a subset of the program’s Syllabus. In this paper, a structured approach for learning processes definition will be presented, using the Syllabus, the current program and market expectations of the engineer’s skills. This approach has been successfully applied in 3 CDIO compliant engineering programs (a master and two first cycle programs) at Porto Institute of Engineering.