W-05 The CDIO Experience : Why the CDIO Initiative?

Jun Fudano
2013 JSEE Annual Conference International Session Proceedings  
The CDIO (which stands for Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate) Initiative is known as "an innovative educational framework for producing the next generation of engineers [1]." The framework was formaliy proposed by the Massaehusetts Institute of Technology in collaboration with three Swedish universities in 2000 and, as ofMay, 2013, 99 universities and colleges from some 30 countries and regions have joined the initiative as the so-called "collaboraters." The Initiative aims to refbrm
more » ... education emphasizing the importance of the practical side of engineering without risking the solid basis in engineering fundamentals and sciences. In 2011, Kanazawa Institute of Technology (KIT), fo11owing Kanazawa Teehnical College (KTC), was allowed to join the Initiative. The basic concepts and framework ofthe CDIO Initiative, including the 12 CDIO Standards and the new version ofthe CDIO Syllabus, will be presented. The author will also give his personal observations gained from his involvement in KIT's experience as a collaborator.
doi:10.20549/jseeen.2013.0_36 fatcat:7gnuf5yoefg47kpbysoursssty