Bringing practice to the theory: Project-led education in Industrial Design Engineering

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Abstract

The University of Twente started an educational programme on Industrial
Design Engineering in 2001. The structure of the programme builds on project-led
education, mainly to immerse students quicker and more profoundly in the field of
expertise they are educated in. Given the impact of educational projects of
considerable scope, complexity and scale on the overall programme, adequate
balancing of the learning aims and implementation of projects and courses is
essential. Based on the criteria for the programme, a reference architecture is devised
that guides the way in which the programme is arranged. By means of an example,
depicting one of the projects, the implementation of project-led education is shown.
From this, the way in which students and teachers/tutors have changed their roles
and demeanour is assessed. In this respect, it is depicted how experience and external
measures have influenced the programme. Moreover, the consequences of
introducing project-led education are discussed with respect to the vision of the
overall educational programme.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDRS Cumulus 2013: Design Learning for Tomorrow
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers
EditorsJanne Beate Reitan, Peter Lloyd, Erik Bohemia, Liv Merete Nielsen, Ingvild Digranes, Eva Lutnæs
Place of PublicationOslo, Norway
PublisherABM-media
Pages29-43
Volume1
ISBN (Print)978-82-93298-00-7
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2013
Event2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers, DRS CUMULUS 2013 - Oslo, Norway
Duration: 14 May 201317 May 2013
Conference number: 2

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers, DRS CUMULUS 2013
Abbreviated titleDRS CUMULUS
CountryNorway
CityOslo
Period14/05/1317/05/13

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