The continuum of design and engineering educaton: Competencies in final projects

DS 62: Proceedings of E&PDE 2010, the 12th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education - When Design Education and Design Research meet ..., Trondheim, Norway, 02.-03.09.2010

Year: 2010
Editor: Boks W; Ion, W; McMahon, C and Parkinson B
Author: Smith, Paul; Adank, Rodney; Sigurjonsson, Johannes; Shekar, Aruna
Page(s): 315-320


The different professions within design and engineering, represent a continuum of competencies with some, not always clearly defined, overlap. The paper looks at final year degree projects from three different majors from the same university: Industrial Design, Product Development and Mechatronics Engineering. The results indicate significant parallels between Industrial Design and Product Development, both aiming at new products, while Mechatronics Engineering is more science based.

Keywords: Project competencies, education, industrial design, product development, mechatronics


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