Abstract—In China, some traditional Electrical Engineering
curriculum are designed based on the knowledge structure of
discipline and lack of practice, which cause the graduates hard
to fully meet the requirement of applied and compound talents.
So Ministry of Education has put forward the strategy of
transition for some regional universities. Curriculum reform is
one of the key reforms. Considering the knowledge and the
comprehensive abilities needed for career, this paper presents a
double closed-loop model for curriculum design. Taking the
career of 418 graduates as a sample, it designs a
two-dimensional curriculum with the career-oriented outer
loop. The horizontal axis is three modules according to the
career classification, and the vertical axes respectively follow
the progressive relationship of the theoretical knowledge and
engineering practice. It contains professional module courses,
project design courses, career guidance courses, and so on. In
the CDIO-oriented inner loop, student outcomes are assessed in
order to adjust the curriculum. CDIO Syllabus and ITU skills
are integrated into the curriculum, which enhances the
achievement of student outcomes.
Index Terms—Curriculum, career-oriented, CDIO, electrical engineering (EE), student outcomes.
The authors are with School of Electrical and Information Technology, Yunnan Minzu University, Kunming, China (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Lin Cui, Fei Gao, Jianpei Chen, and Lingling Kong, "Using CDIO to Design a Career-Oriented Electrical Engineering Curriculum for Regional Universities of China," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 8, no. 11, pp. 792-797, 2018.