Description

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

Readership

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

Details

No. of pages:
220
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Chandos Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9781780633589
Print ISBN:
9781843346876

About the editor

J. Paulo Davim

J. Paulo Davim received his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Porto in 1997 and the Aggregate title from the University of Coimbra in 2005. Currently, he is an Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro. He has more 25 years of teaching and research experience in manufacturing, materials and mechanical engineering with special emphasis in machining and tribology. Recently, he has also 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 25 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 50 book chapters and 350 articles in journals and conferences (more 190 articles in ISI Web of Science, h-index 30+).

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Reviews

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.