Engineering Education - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781843346876, 9781780633589

Engineering Education

1st Edition

Curriculum, Pedagogy and Didactic Aspects

Editors: J. Paulo Davim
eBook ISBN: 9781780633589
Paperback ISBN: 9781843346876
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 5th September 2014
Page Count: 220
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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


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


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About the Editors

J. Paulo Davim Editor

J. Paulo Davim is Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal. He has more than 25 years of teaching and research experience in manufacturing, materials and mechanical engineering, with special emphasis in machining and tribology, whilst recently developing interest in sustainable manufacturing and industrial engineering. He is the Editor-in-Chief of six international journals, guest editor of journals, books editor, book series editor and scientific advisory for many international journals and conferences. Presently, he is an editorial board member of 30 international journals and acts as reviewer for than 70 prestigious ISI Web of Science journals. In addition, he has also published in his field of research as author and co-author more than 60 book chapters and 350 articles in journals and conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal