TEACHING INNOVATION:

“CDIO” IN MECHANICAL AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

According to our experience, the graduates and post-graduates from multidisciplinary engineering programmes, including Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, can play varied and very relevant roles in several industries (including transport, energy, health and aerospace) and in extremely complex product development projects. We carry out teaching-learning experiences in several subjects and UPM programmes linked to Industrial, Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, including: “Engineering Design” and “Bioengineering Design” in the Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, “Bioengineering” in the Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, “Machine Design” in the Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technologies and “Development of Medical Devices” in the Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering. We incorporate research results into the different subjects and try to promote project-based learning following the CDIO (conceive-design-implement-operate) approach, enabling students to live through the complete development process of novel innovative engineering systems and products.

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Example of students’ developments linked to machines: Gear pump and “gerotor” gearbox.
Example of students’ developments linked to machines: Gear pump and “gerotor” gearbox.

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Example of students’ developments linked to a sternum-rib and shoulder prostheses.
Example of students’ developments linked to a sternum-rib and shoulder prostheses.

 

Additional information:

  • Díaz Lantada, A.; Ros Felip, A.; Jiménez Fernández, J.; Muñoz García, J.; Claramunt Alonso, R.; Carpio Huertas, J..- “CDIO experiences in Biomedical Engineering: Preparing Spanish students for the future of medicine and medical device technology”. 12th International CDIO Conference, Turku, Finland, June, 2016.
  • Muñoz-Guijosa, J.M.; Díaz Lantada, A.; Chacón Tanarro, E.;, Echávarri Otero, J.; Muñoz Sanz, J.L.; Muñoz García, J..- “Engineering Design course transformation: From a conceive – design towards a complete CDIO approach”. 12th International CDIO Conference, Turku, Finland, June, 2016.
  • Díaz Lantada, A.; Ros Felip, A.; Jiménez Fernández, J.; Muñoz García, J.; Claramunt Alonso, R.; Carpio Huertas, J..- “Integrating Biomedical Engineering Design into Engineering curricula: Benefits and challenges of the CDIO approach”. 11th International CDIO Conference, Cheng-Du, China, 2015.
  • http://www.cdio.org/node/6192