Shaping the Future of Mechanical Engineering Education

What competencies should a mechanical engineer have on the labour market in 2020?
What should the training look like?

Chalmers’ Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering successful implementation of the CDIO model culminated in the prestigious appointment as "Centre of Excellence in Higher Education 2008" by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education.

The award whetted the appetite. Now the programme’s vision is to become even better.

The work to define how the course should be developed started with a workshop at Chalmers on 8-9 October in 2009. Prominent researchers and industrialists attended and shared their experiences in developing the role of the engineer, and visions about what the engineer and engineering education will look like in 2020.


The workshop addressed questions such as:

  • What are the characteristics of an engineer graduating in 2020?
  • What and how do we teach in 2015?
  • What are the industry needs in 2020?
  • What is the role of an engineer in society 2020?
  • Which barriers to change do universities face, how can these be addressed?

The outcome of the workshop will be used for shaping future mechanical engineering education at Chalmers. On this website everyone interested can acquaint oneself with the result, to use in other engineering education development.


Mikael Enelund, head of the mechanical engineering program

 

Published: må 08 feb 2010. Modified: fr 17 jun 2016