IJIET 2018 Vol.8(11): 792-797 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2018.8.11.1141

Using CDIO to Design a Career-Oriented Electrical Engineering Curriculum for Regional Universities of China

Lin Cui, Fei Gao, Jianpei Chen, and Lingling Kong

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: cl.ruohai@163.com).

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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.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
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  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
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