Abstract—This study aims to devise a set of mold design course modules that are based on conceive, design, implement, and operate (CDIO) teaching model. The goal is to cultivate future talents in the mold industry and to solve the global problem of university graduates being unable to meet practical needs. To coordinate with the development of industrial systematic engineering, we devise six disciplines based on the mold industry from the product life cycle and adopted the “precise mold system design practice” as the Capstone course to carry out the integrated course design of CDIO. In Learning Outcomes, to ensure that the output meets the needs of the industry, the subjects were designed based on the Mold Design Competency Projects. In Benchmarking of the Existing Curriculum, we use the "competence project and course unit correlation matrix" to let teachers know what to teach, what proportion and order? Finally, we used the course organizing principles, with skills and projects interwoven to develop an integrated curriculum modular structure. That links the basic disciplines and professional subjects with each other and support each other, and established a team cooperation model to enable students to solve complex engineering problems and achieve the goal of CDIO engineering education reform. The research results have been applied to the precise system design course of Feng Chia University. After four years of experimental teaching and curriculum revision, the CDIO integrated teaching model has reached a more mature level.
Index Terms—CDIO, competency, integrated course, mold design.
The authors are with Feng Chia University, Taiwan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Cheng-Tang Tseng, Kuo-Cheng Tai, and Ching-Yi Lee, "Planning the Integrated Mold Design Course with CDIO Concept," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 324-329, 2019.