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7th International CONCEIVE DESIGN IMPLEMENT OPERATE Conference (CDIO2011)

Integration of a computational mathematics education in the mechanical engineering curriculum
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Author:Mikael Enelund <mikael.enelund@chalmers.se> (Applied Mechanics, Chalmers, Göteborg, Sweden)
Stig Larsson <stig@chalmers.se> (Mathematical Sciences, Chalmers, Göteborg, Sweden)
Johan Malmqvist <johan.malmqvist@chalmers.se> (of Product and Production Development, Chalmers, Göteborg, Sweden)
Date: 2011-06-20     Track: Main     Session: 1
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054473
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054474

Here we present the integration of a computationally oriented mathematics education into the CDIO-based MSc program in mechanical engineering at Chalmers. The process for integration of mathematics into the curriculum is described together with the outline of the reformed education and the courses. Further, the impact and outcome as well as in what way the reformed education is better are discussed and success factors are identified Finally, we discuss next step in the development which includes computerized student training, teaching as well as computerized grading and assessment. For this we will use a virtual learning environment.