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Materials science for designing engineers, the evolution from abstract science to life time skills

Assoc Prof Frederic Veer | TU Delft

Materials science for designing engineers, the evolution from abstract science to life time skills

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Traditionally materials science has been taught as a science based course. Ten years ago the author started to transform his teaching from science based to CES EduPack based materials selection. In this 10 years design engineering has evolved with an accent on digital design and modelling. CES EduPack has also evolved. Evolving with these changes a new curriculum based on materials and processes focused problem solving skills and design optimisation has been developed. This is not designed to teach students temporary knowledge for an examination but life long critical engineering skills which they will use throughout their careers. The new curriculum is outlined and explained in relation to the other courses in the program to show the synergy that can be obtained.