Peer Evaluation of Master Programs: Closing the Quality Circle of the CDIO Approach?
Journal article, 2012

A quality assurance project was conducted within the framework of the Nordic Five Tech Alliance (N5T), a strategic alliance of the five leading technical universities in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. The project concerned the development of a common quality enhancement tool for conducting peer evaluations of educational programs to enable their further development and close the quality circle. In addition, the project will contribute to the consolidation of the N5T alliance by facilitating contacts between faculty members and providing them with an in-depth knowledge of the study programs within their field at another N5T institution. The article describes the quality enhancement tool in detail, its contribution to the development of the involved programs, and how international peer evaluation can contribute to closing the quality circle. Finally, it assesses the value of the approach to contribute to the creation of long-term relationships in educational networks.

Peer evaluation

engineering education



Peter Munkebo Hussmann

Anita Bisi

Johan Malmqvist

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Birgitta Carlsson

Chalmers, Administration and Services

Hilde Lysne

Anna-Karin Högfeldt

International Journal of Quality Assurance in Engineering and Technology Education (IJQAETE)

2155-496X (ISSN)

Vol. 2 2 67-79

Areas of Advance


Subject Categories

Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified

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