Ten Years of CDIO - Experiences from a Long-Term Education Development Process
Paper in proceeding, 2010

The paper describes and analyses a long-term education development process – the CDIO-based reform of Chalmers University of Technology’s M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering programme. The initial goals of the reform programme and the changes that it has lead to are reviewed. The results of various kinds of evaluations – CDIO self-evaluations, external evaluations, student and faculty views and costs – are reviewed. A number of critical success factors for sustainable educational development process are identified.

critical success factors

mechanical engineering



education development


Johan Malmqvist

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Mikael Enelund


Göran Gustafsson

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Maria Knutson Wedel

Chalmers, Materials and Manufacturing Technology, Surface and Microstructure Engineering

Proceedings of the 6th International CDIO Conference, Montreal, Canada

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

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