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7th International CONCEIVE DESIGN IMPLEMENT OPERATE Conference (CDIO2011)

Facilitating and evaluating curriculum reform in Chemical Engineering
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Author:Rohan J. Karpe <none> (Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia)
Nicoleta Maynard <n.maynard@curtin.edu.au> (Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia)
Bill Atweh <none> (Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia)
Moses O. Tadé <none> (Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia)
Date: 2011-06-20     Track: Main     Session: 1
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054455
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054456

Within the Australasian region the CDIO framework for curricular reform has been recently acknowledged as a worthwhile investment for engineering education institutions. In 2008 The Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) report Engineers for the Future: addressing the supply and quality of Australian engineering graduates for the 21st century, recommended uptake of the CDIO approach as a strategy to bring about systematic and holistic educational reform. Over a span of three years the authors have been exploring the adoption and adaptation of the CDIO framework in the discipline of Chemical Engineering at their institution. A departmental pilot study was undertaken during first semester (February-June) 2010.