Guidelines to Design Engineering Education in the Twenty-First Century for Supporting Innovative Product Development
European Journal of Engineering Education Volume 42, Number 6, ISSN 0304-3797
In the twenty-first century, meeting our technological challenges demands educational excellence, a skilled populace that is ready for the critical challenges society faces. There is widespread consensus, however, that education systems are failing to adequately prepare all students with the essential twenty-first century knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in life, career, and citizenship. The purpose of this paper is to understand how twenty-first century knowledge and skills can be appropriately embedded in engineering education finalised to innovative product development by using additive manufacturing (AM). The study designs a learning model by which to achieve effective AM education to address the requirements of twenty-first century and to offer students the occasion to experiment with STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) concepts. The study is conducted using the quality function deployment (QFD) methodology.
Violante, M.G. & Vezzetti, E. (2017). Guidelines to Design Engineering Education in the Twenty-First Century for Supporting Innovative Product Development. European Journal of Engineering Education, 42(6), 1344-1364.