Engineering Education

Engineering Education

Curriculum, Pedagogy and Didactic Aspects

1st Edition - September 5, 2014

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  • Editor: J. Paulo Davim
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780633589

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Information about engineering education is highly relevant for improving communication between professors, researchers and students in engineering schools, institutions, laboratories and industry. Technological change is fundamental to the development of education systems. Engineering Education emphasises curriculum development, pedagogy and didactic aspects of engineering education, covering relevant aspects from more classical engineering courses such as mechanical, manufacturing, industrial, chemical, environmental, civil and systems courses, to more contemporary courses including nano-engineering and bioengineering along with information on sustainable development in the context of engineering education.

Key Features

  • Rigorously covers this timely and relevant area
  • A diverse range of subjects examined by international experts
  • Written by highly knowledgeable and well-respected experts in the field


Engineering students, Human resource professionals, Teachers and Lecturers of engineering courses

Table of Contents

    • List of figures and tables
      • Figures
      • Tables
    • Preface
    • About the editor and contributors
      • Chapter 1
      • Chapter 2
      • Chapter 3
      • Chapter 4
      • Chapter 5
      • Chapter 6
    • 1: The influences of personality traits on academic performance through imaginative capability: the differences between engineering and science
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Engineering and science
      • Engineering imagination and scientific imagination
      • The effects of personality traits on imagination
      • Method
      • Results
      • Discussion
      • Conclusion
      • Acknowledgements
    • 2: Developing a personalized and adapted curriculum for engineering education through an ambient intelligence environment
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Ambient intelligence environments
      • Brain dominance and thinking styles
      • Research model
      • Prototype design
      • Results, interpretation, and recommendations
      • Research model validation
      • Conclusion
    • 3: Evaluation to support stakeholder-centered design and continuous quality improvement in higher education services
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Evaluation and self-evaluation in the Italian higher education context
      • The conceptual approach to evaluating education service performance
      • Fuzzy ServQual-based methodology for reliable service evaluation
      • Evaluation of Palermo Management Engineering Program education services
      • Conclusion
      • Appendix
    • 4: Software engineering education: from dysfunction to core competency
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Phase I: Addressing the talent shortage problem
      • Phase II: improving software engineering core competency
      • Conclusion
      • Acknowledgment
    • 5: The most central occupation requirements for engineering jobs: engineering education implications
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • The O*NET database
      • Methodological approach and results
      • Conclusion
    • 6: Energy engineering: an emerging discipline
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • The need for energy engineering courses
      • The development of undergraduate courses
      • The development of postgraduate courses
      • Assessment and practical work in academic courses
      • Perspectives for energy engineering courses and their graduates
      • Conclusion
    • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 220
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2014
  • Published: September 5, 2014
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780633589

About the Editor

J. Paulo Davim

J. Paulo Davim is a Full Professor at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He is also an honorary professor in several universities/colleges in China, India and Spain. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience in manufacturing, materials, mechanical and industrial engineering, with special emphasis in machining and tribology. He has worked as an evaluator of projects for the European Research Council (ERC) and other international research agencies as well as an examiner of Ph.D. theses for many universities in different countries. He is the editor-in-chief of several international journals, guest editor of several journals, series editor for Elsevier’s Woodhead Publishing Reviews: Mechanical Engineering book series, and scientific advisor for many international journals and conferences. Presently, he is an editorial board member of 30 international journals and acts as reviewer for more than 100 prestigious journals. In addition, he has also published as editor (and co-editor) more than 150 books and as author (and co-author) more than 15 books, 100 book chapters and 500 articles in journals and conferences. He has published more than 280 articles in prestigious journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

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