Reform and Development of Engineering Education in New Technology Age
2019 CDIO Asian Regional Meeting

25-27 March 2019

Dalian Neusoft University of Information

Dalian, Liaoning, China

Prof.Xue Li

Dr Xue Li is a Professor in Data Science Division, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, the University of Queensland in Australia. Dr Xue Li’s work on Big Data Analytics has attracted wide attentions recently. He was listed as one of 50 “The Most Powerful people in Australia" on Big Data by the Financial Review - the Power Issue 2015; the Microsoft Start Up Q Award 2014, Winner of the Best use of Open Data – QLD Premier’s Awards for Open Data 2014. His research interests are in database management, data analytics, and intelligent information systems. He is an Associate Editor of Journal of Advanced Internet of Things. He also was an Editor on Board of International Journal of Management of Information Systems & Technology.

The Roadmap of Big Data: How do we train the engineers for the 5G Era?

Presentation Abstract: This talk will explain the challenges that education organizations is facing to deliver the relevant educations to train engineers in order to cope with the changing socio-economic situations and the availability of new technologies. As the core concept of all changes is the Big Bata advent, we will describe the roadmap of Big Data to show the pathway of the learning for training engineering students and illustrate how the courses of statistics, data analytics, machine learning, data mining, artificial intelligence, are weaved into the Data Science degree programs in the University of Queensland in Australia.

Dr. Gao Zhang

Dr Gao Zhang, General Manager of Baidu Education Division, got his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in software engineering from the Computer Department of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Then he got doctoral degree of Engineering from the Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISCAS), focusing on the Multimodal User Interface. Dr. Gao Zhang joined the Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) as an Associate Researcher in 1999, and his main research area was the Natural User Interface. In 2001, he became Technical Manager of University Cooperation Department and then China Regional Manager of University Relations. In 2011, Dr. Gao Zhang joined Baidu, and now in charge of educational product, technology and innovations.

Practice of Artificial Intelligence plus Education

Presentation Abstract: (1) Background: To break the barrier of current education and promote the co-construction of the intelligent education ecosystem. (2)Baidu scheme: Assisted by AI, Baidu Education builds the education ecosystem with internal and external users. (3)Introduction to Products and Applications: Baidu's rich product line and application cases of main products.

Prof. Zixue Cheng

Dr Zixue Cheng, Vice President and Dean of Graduate School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Aizu, got his Master’s degree in engineering and doctoral degree from Tohoku University in Japan, respectively in 1990 and 1993. He joined University of Aizu in Japan as Assistant Professor in 1993, and then became Associate Professor in 1999 and professor in 2002. His research interests are protocol design and implementation, distributed algorithms, distance education, pervasive computing, ubiquitous learning, embedded systems, Internet of things (IoT), wearable computing and transparent computing. He served as Director of University-Business Innovation Center (UBIC) from April 2006 to March 2010; Director of Computer Engineering Division from April 2010 to March 2014.

Good Practice in Design Thinking Education for Engineering Students
- An AI-based and Kansei Engineering Approach

Presentation Abstract: This study mainly discusses that Design Thinking (DT) can be useful and complement for CDIO education. (1)How methods of empathy and define are helpful for teams of a summer program to interview local people in a town of Fukushima, and also they guide efficiently University students to find out issues of cross-cultural exchange between Japanese and Chinese students. (2)How ideation methods, is useful tool for creating quantities of ideas, in a PBL based regional promotion project. (3)How prototyping and test promotes development of the user-oriented product and services. (4)How Kansei-Thinking can be incorporated into DT and very useful methods, based on practice of a project for promotion of sightseeing. (5)How AI and big data should play important roles in DT.

Prof. Yongsheng Zhao

Prof. Yongsheng Zhao is Vice President of Yanshan University, doctoral supervisor and National Excellent Teacher, who is also Director of Hebei Provincial Key Laboratory of Parallel Robot and Mechanical and Electrical Systems, etc. He has won the first prize of the National Natural Science Award nominated by the Ministry of Education, the first prize of the Science and Technology Progress Award of Former State Education Commission, the second prize of the Science and Technology Progress Award of Ministry of Education, the special award of the Science and Technology Award by China Machinery Industry Group, and the first and second prize of the Science and Technology Progress Award in Hebei Province. He has also won one second prize of the National Teaching Achievement Award and two first prizes of the provincial Teaching Achievement Award in Hebei Province.

PBL- The Best Teaching Model for Higher-order Thinking

Presentation Abstract: Project-based teaching is mainly based on the teaching content of the course. Under the guidance of the teacher, a relatively independent open-ended project is sent to students for self-implementation, including the collection of information, the design of the scheme, the implementation of the project, and etc. High-level project-based teaching has all the main characteristics of the high-level ability training model. Therefore, the project-based teaching is one of the best modes to cultivate the high-level thinking ability.

Prof. Quan Guo

Dr Quan Guo is the Academic Vice President of Dalian Neusoft University of Information. He is Director of the National Higher Education Teaching Research Board, Vice Chairman of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Steering Committee of the General Institutions of Higher Education in Liaoning Province and member of Provincial Teaching Steering Committee of Higher Education Computer Category. In recent years, he has presided more than 10 projects including National Natural Science Foundation, and provincial Science and Technology Foundation, published more than 50 SCI and EI academic papers, published several textbook as editor-in-chief, and won over 10 national and provincial teaching and research prizes. His research interests mainly focus on the Big Data, Cloud Computing, information security, and etc. His research covers dynamic optimal management of heterogeneous resources.

Exploration and Practice of Blended Learning Model for Engineering Talents Based on TOPCARES

Presentation Abstract: The New Technological Revolution has raised an urgent need for engineering education reform. To meet the need, we believe blended learning would be an optimal path. In order to achieve better results, we localized CDIO theory in light of China’s actual situation. By merging DNUI’s notion “Education Creates the Value of Students” into CDIO engineering education, we’ve formed TOPCARES talents cultivation mode. We’ve attached great attention to the integration of industry and education, as well as the development of technology, market and application. Moreover, we make deep combination of TOPCARES and Blended Learning together. This study indicates 6 key components of major construction in Blended Learning Model, including Related Major Groups, Major Construction, Course Construction, Project Construction, Activity Design and Graduation Project.

Prof. Nengsheng Bao

Dr Nengsheng Bao, Vice Dean of School of Engineering at Shantou University, graduated from Tsinghua University. As the first accomplisher, he won the second prize of National Teaching Achievement Award and the first prize of Guangdong Teaching Achievement Award. He implemented the systematic OBE-CDIO engineering education reform lead by Professor Peihua Gu at Shantou University, and is responsible for carrying out the Excellent Engineers training program at Shantou University, coordinating local institutions conducting Emerging Engineering research and practice. His research interests are mechanical innovative design, intelligent manufacturing technology, energy-saving and environment protection, etc. He presided over complete several National Natural Science Foundation projects and Provincial Practical Technology Key projects in Guangdong.

Curriculum Design of Intelligent Manufacturing Engineering Program at Shantou University

Presentation Abstract: Through extensive research, Shantou University has made clear ability demand of the graduates from Intelligent Manufacturing major. Through the systematic analysis of the multidisciplinary systems of professional knowledge, guided by the Taylor course theory, we design the core course group such as design and manufacture, operation and control. The implementation of the course plan and the construction of the knowledge are carried out in the whole life cycle of the project. The multi-level design project group is the framework of the practical education system to implement the training of students' ability and quality.

Prof. Bo Dai

Professor Bo Dai is Director of Academic Affairs of Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology, and served as Dean of the School of Information Engineering. He is the graduate supervisor of Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology, and part-time graduate supervisor of Beijing University of Chemical Technology. He got his Bachelor's degree at Zhejiang University in 1984 and his Master's degree at Tsinghua University in 1991. He has been awarded Excellent Teacher in Beijing, and the winner of the Capital Labor Medal. He won the second-prize of National Teaching Achievement Award, two first prizes and two second prizes of Beijing Teaching Achievement Award and second prize of Teaching Achievement Award of China Institute of Higher Education Engineering Education Committee. He is member of Education Working Committee and Process Control Specialty Committee of China Automation Society, etc.

Implementing CDIO in Engineering Education Reform

Presentation Abstract: Based on the concept of CDIO, a six-factor result-oriented enterprise practice has been constructed and practiced with the deep cooperation of schools and enterprises, formed a six-element win-win cooperative mechanism, fully implemented the reform of the talent-training mode based on the training of engineering ability and formed a pattern and mechanism of the cooperative practice of schools and enterprises with distinct characteristics.

Dr. Jia He

Dr Jia is Director of International Office of Chengdu University of Information Technology. She is Excellent Expert with outstanding contributions in Sichuan Province, Director of National Higher Education Computer Education Research Institute; Vice President of CCF Chengdu; Vice Director of the Special Committee of Big Data of Sichuan Computer Society; visiting scholar of Kagawa University in Japan, etc.. In recent years, she has hosted and participated in nearly 30 vertical and horizontal scientific research projects including National Natural Science Foundation, and projects from Sichuan Education Department, Science and Technology Department, National Bureau of Statistics, etc. She won two second prizes for Scientific and Technological Progress in Sichuan province, one first, second and third prize of Sichuan Teaching Achievement Awards, and 5 patents.

Exploring Engineering Talents Cultivation Modes based on the Integration of CDIO and Program Accreditation

Presentation Abstract: In 2008, Chengdu University of Information Technology introduced the concept of CDIO engineering education, which has become a systematic mode of training talents with CDIO characteristics. In recent years, combining CDIO with professional certification, the school has begun to construct the engineering education with international equivalent professional certification, and has set out a road of engineering education reform that highlights the characteristics of the school.

Mr. Tao Li

Mr Tao Li, Vice President of H3C Group, got his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Master's degree in Management Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology. Mr. Tao Li joined Huawei in 1998 and then joined H3C in 2003. He has served as the Director of Office, Director of Industry Systems Department, Director of Marketing Department, Vice President of Marketing, etc. Mr. Tao Li has been engaged in the communication industry for more than 20 years. He has rich experience and practice in cross-departmental management and unique insights into the current situation and future development of the industry. New H3C Group (New H3C) is a world-leading digital solutions provider, and committed trusted partner of our customers in their quest for business innovation and upgraded industrial capabilities.

Analysis of IT Engineering Talents in Digital Age

Presentation Abstract: Under the background of the rapid development of global digital economy, combined with the analysis of the demand and supply of IT talents, H3C puts forward a new training mode of IT engineering talents based on CDIO concept. It realizes the "whole-person" training in the digital era through the landscape teaching based on industry application and professional literacy training.

Hoang Viet Ha
FPT University, Vietnam/Vice President of FPT Education
A “Fast Track” Education Model for Engineering Students in the Age of Digital Transformation

Presentation Abstract: Can the university of today lead the way leaning tomorrow? This very much depends on how the university can solve the demand of human resource for industries today and the future. The fact that because of disruptive revolution, the current education in engineering is not very relevant to the job requirements and a large potential proportion of engineering employees is also under thread of unemployment. This paper proposes a model that help university provide students with a “fast track” education that may meet the change of digital transformation in industries. The new value propositions for student are the short in learning time, more industry relevant, commercial driven research, adaptive and on demand learning, whereas the values for industries are ready-to-work employees, updated skill sets and enhance the service to customer during the age of digital transformation.

Sin-Moh Cheah
Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore/Senior Academic Mentor
Curriculum Transformation Using CDIO to Fulfill Singapore Skillsfuture Initiative: A Case Study in Chemical Engineering

Presentation Abstract:This presentation shares how the Diploma in Chemical Engineering uses the CDIO Approach to review and redesign its curriculum to meet the specific requirements of the Skills Framework for the Energy & Chemicals Sector. The methodology is applicable for all engineering programs. This presentation also shares the outcome of the revised curriculum, based on a standard-by-standard evaluation. Several curriculum innovations were highlighted. One such innovation is the spiral curriculum, which provided for a progressive learning aligned to proficiency levels in the Energy & Chemicals Skills Framework. Another is the introduction of modular certificates, which are “stackable” to permit learners to obtain qualifications in recognition for their skills and knowledge. An approach to teach students growth mindset, metacognition and self-directed learning explicitly is also shared. Lastly, staff development programs to prepare lecturers to teach using the spiral curriculum approach is presented.

Zhenhua Liu
Zhejiang University of Water Resources and Electric Power, China/Director of Municipal Engineering
The Practice of CDIO in the Process of Emerging Engineering Education

Presentation Abstract:The report is divided into Emerging Engineering Education, CCDIO and its applications. CCDIO is integrated students' future career with CDIO, which is short for Career-Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate. Student-centered, results-oriented and continuous improvement are the advanced concepts for higher engineering education in the world. Lack of guidance for future career will lead to lack of intrinsic motivation of students who would lack of enthusiasm and interest simultaneously. Therefore, it is necessary to integrate career into the whole process of talent cultivating. CCDIO includes the career system and vocational skills system. Taking water supply and drainage science and engineering as an example to explore the application of CCDIO, including talent cultivating mode, curriculum system and practical teaching system.

Yingqiu Li
Dalian Neusoft University of Information, China/ School of Information and Business Management/Dean
Exploration and Practice of IT Application Talents Training Model Based on TOPCARES-CDIO

Presentation Abstract:The Software Engineering discipline was founded in 2004, with profound visions of nurturing talents with sense of responsibility, creativity, international horizon and strong practical skills. It soon took off and has become one of the featured disciplines that is highly valued by the university. Addressing the needs of applied talents in software industry during the national industrial transformation, the TOPCARES-CDIO has been employed and evolved as an emerging education system after ten-year accumulations. Specifically, it zooms in the relationship between the university and the industry, and promotes practical skill training as the direction of education. This report applies Software Engineering as an example, and depicts achievements of curriculum system design, teaching methods, practical environment and other aspects relevant to the TOPCARES-CDIO initiative.

Kayoko Morishita
Oyama College, Japan/Associate Professor
Training of the Textbook Reading and Understanding by Quasi-flip Teaching with the Chemical Textbook

Presentation Abstract: Students who cannot understand esoteric sentences can be seen from junior high school, and such situation causes a remarkable increase in students who cannot follow classes. As the result, the score distribution becomes bimodal or trimodal. Almost slow learners say that they cannot understand contents described in the textbook. The authors have investigated an understanding degree of the textbook using a chemical textbook for first graders last year. And, it was revealed that 10% of the class could not understand the most of the definition sentence. By an assessment for reading comprehension called as “Reading Skill Test (RST)”, it was confirmed that the students of the understanding lack were not good at paraphrasing and Instantiation. KOSEN students are required basic literacy to understand various types of documents and diverse topics on science and engineering. Therefore, we’ve started training of the textbook reading and understanding by quasi-flip teaching with a chemical textbook. In this paper, we report the practice in KOSEN.

Sarantuya Sangijantsan
Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Mongolia/Senior Lecturer
Enhancing Creativity and Communication of Students Through Project-based Learning

Presentation Abstract: Creative thinking and communicative skills are essential skills of engineers which can be improved during project-based learning (PBL) in engineering classrooms. This paper highlights how to integrate courses of Introduction to Engineering Design (E.MM101) and Communicative English (S. CE102) in teaching process for freshmen using the Project-Based Learning (PBL) method in the School of Mechanical Engineering and Transportation at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology to implement CDIO standards. This paper presents curriculum contents for Introduction to Engineering Design (E.MM101) and Communicative English (S.CE102) of Undergraduate Program briefly. Positive results of relationship of those two courses are shown from freshmen’s project performances who major in Industrial Automation.

Qingjun Yu
Dalian Neusoft University of Information, China/School of Digital Arts & Design/Dean
Innovative Design and Practice of Outcomes-centered Augmented Reality Curriculum System

Presentation Abstract:This paper puts forward an outcomes-centered theoretical framework of curriculum design with Neusoft characteristics, called TOPCARES. Then, on the basis of TOPCARES, the integrated construction of AR development course is carried out. The core reform measures include: (1) Define the development orientation and the expected learning outcome list of the course by comprehensively considering the needs of stakeholders and the application status and development trend of AR technology; (2) Carry out an integrated design of the course in accordance with the concept of Outcome-based Education (OBE) and construct a teaching system with obvious industry characteristics by taking the design and production process and specification of the studio's original AR project as an important reference basis; (3) Design a scientific and reasonable assessment system aiming at achieving the expected learning outcomes. After more than four years of reform and exploration, the course has achieved good teaching results and played a good exemplary role in professional teaching reform.

Hui Bian
Yanshan University, China/Associate Professor
Exploration and Construction of Practical Teaching System for Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ability under the Background of Emerging Engineering Education

Presentation Abstract: Course-oriented teaching system is the key to the implementation of innovative and entrepreneurship training. Focusing on the concept of "innovation and entrepreneurship", students' excellent creative ideas come from the discussion course, and are further trained through the curriculum design of level 3 projects, level 2 projects, comprehensive training and level 1 projects. Further, the practice of multi-course joint projects, team competitions and coordinated performances are adopted to cultivate entrepreneurship awareness, concept and spirit, develop students' professional skills, social skills and personal creativity, and enhance team management skills and collaborative spirit.

Fuwen Hu
North China University of Technology, China/Associate Professor
Innovative Talents Stem from the Fusion Mechanism of Teaching, Learning, Making, Application, Research and Innovation

Presentation Abstract:The evolution paradigm of engineering education. The "7C" connotation of innovative talents. The fusion mechanism of teaching, learning, making, application, research and innovation with the view of China Five Elements. Theoretical basis and practical results of the community of teaching, learning, making, application, research and innovation.

Hua Shen
Dalian Neusoft University of Information, China/School of Intelligence & Electronic Engineering/Dean
Exploration and Practice of Customized Talents Training Model Based on School-Enterprise Cooperative Education

Presentation Abstract: Dalian Neusoft University of Information and Alpine Automotive Electronics have conducted a beneficial exploration in the field of “school-enterprise cooperative education” in the form of joint customized training classes. The customized class is guided by the needs of enterprises. The dual tutor system consisting of university teachers and enterprise engineers as well as the product development process and management mechanism of enterprises is applied. The evaluation of students in the course is based on the performance appraisal system of enterprises and the operating environment of enterprises is restored in the school, realizing the transition from students to talents through real project experience. The training model not only promotes the coordinated development of university, enterprise and students but also realizes the practicability and effectiveness of personnel training.

Mohammed Abdul-Niby
Australian College of Kuwait, Kuwait/ School of Engineering/Dean
Engineering Education Reform and Learning Outcomes Assessment

Presentation Abstract:This paper focuses on the means of assessing student progression to identify whether required learning outcomes have been met compared to the specific benchmarks for various graduate attributes. The approach to learning and assessment at the Australian College of Kuwait (ACK) will be used as a case study. The paper elaborates on the different aspects of Learning Outcomes (LOs) assessment associated with: generic skills, basic engineering sciences, analysis, design and practice. The assessment model for the LOs adopted by ACK will be presented with special emphasis on the assessment of: Project Based Learning courses, Innovation and Entrepreneurship courses, Graduation projects and Internship. In addition, the paper will particularize the importance of publishing the LOs assessment results for all stakeholders and, in particular, students and faculty members.

Yumi Yamaguchi
Tsuyama College, Japan/Associate Professor
The Revised Teacher Evaluation System of Tsuyama KOSEN, Japan

Presentation Abstract: In this paper, we focus on the teachers’ efforts to improve the college’s system of evaluations, which formed part of the college’s reorganization of 2016. As part of its 2016 reorganization, Tsuyama KOSEN piloted a new system of teacher evaluation. This paper discussed the teaching aspect of this evaluation system, and how it is designed to help teachers improve teacher practice. Tsuyama KOSEN seeks to improve class teaching through two types of evaluation. The first is self-evaluations, which are administered using the Goal Progress Report and Goal-Planning Form. The second is peer-evaluations, whereby teachers observe one another’s classes and evaluate one another’s teaching using the “Evaluation Categories and their Key Actions.” The purpose of self-reporting is for teachers to reflect on their performance during the relevant period and then report their findings to those who evaluate them. This new system of evaluation is still in the pilot stage, and Tsuyama KOSEN aims to complete the pilot period by 2020.

Fucai Liu
Yanshan University, China /Automation Department/Director
Implementation and Exploration of the Automation Discipline "Excellence Plan"

Presentation Abstract:In 2010, Automation Discipline of Yanshan University became the first batch of “Excellent Engineers” pilot program of the Ministry of Education. According to the general standards of the Excellence Plan, the special requirements of the Automation Discipline Excellence Engineers Program (ADEEP) of the Yanshan University were formulated. Under the overall planning framework of the University and the college, 30 students are enrolled to set up a class in every year, and 6 batch students (2009-2014) have graduated from ADEEP of the Yanshan University. The detailed management measures according to each link of ADEEP have been established, and a number of industry-recognized practice bases with features of the automation subject have been built. Also, it should be noted that the field practice of the students of ADEEP of Yanshan University is a full-time field practice, including winter and summer vacations, students study in the enterprise for 37-40 weeks.

Wei Sun
Dalian Neusoft University of Information, China/School of Computer and Software/Dean
The Implementation of CDIO Experience in Computer Science and Technology Education

Presentation Abstract: Describe and analyze a ten-year term CDIO-based education reform and development process in B.S.Eng. of computer science and technology at DNUI. Include curriculum development, design-implement capstone project, pedagogic and learning environment innovations, new methods of teaching and learning, faculty development, and evaluation. The general aim is to bring forward experiences and knowledge from a long-term education development process, evaluate the result and identify the critical success factors.