Memorias de investigación
Evolution and implementation of CDIO Iniciatives at ETSII-UPM

Research Areas
  • Engineering

ETSII has been promoting student-centred teaching-learning activities, according to the aims of the Bologna Declaration, well before the official establishment of the European Area of Higher Education. Such student-centred teaching-learning experiences led us to the conviction that project based learning is rewarding, both for students and academics, and should be additionally promoted in our new engineering programmes, adapted to the Grade-Master structure. The level of commitment of our teachers with these activities is noteworthy, as the teaching innovation experiences carried out in the last ten years have led to the foundation of 17 Teaching Innovation Groups at ETSII-UPM, hence leading the ranking of teaching innovation among all UPM centres. Among interesting CDIO activities our students have taken part in especially complex projects, including the Formula Student, linked to the complete development of a competition car, and the Cybertech competition, aimed at the design, construction and operation of robots for different purposes. Additional project-based learning teamwork activities have been linked to toy design, to the development of medical devices, to the implementation of virtual laboratories, to the design of complete industrial installations and factories, among other activities detailed in present study. The implementation of Bologna process will culminate at ETSII-UPM with the beginning of the Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering, in academic year 2014-15. The program has been successfully approved by the Spanish Agency for Accreditation (ANECA), with the inclusion of a set of subjects based upon the CDIO methodology denominated generally "INGENIA", linked to the Spanish "ingeniar" (to provide ingenious solutions), also related etymologically in Spanish with "ingeniero", engineer. INGENIA students will live through the complete development process of a complex product or system and there will be different kind of projects covering most of the engineering majors at ETSII-UPM.
Conference Program for CDIO 2014, UPC Barcelona
Entity Nationality
Sin nacionalidad
Barcelona, España

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
  • Departamento: Automática, Ingeniería Eléctrica y Electrónica e Informática Industrial
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Química Industrial y del Medio Ambiente