Industry-Academia Cooperation to Empower Automotive Engineering Designers

Andreas Riel, Serge Tichkiewitch, Jakub Stolfa, Svatopluk Stolfa, Christian Josef Kreiner, Richard Messnarz, Miran Rodic

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European Automotive Industry is suffering from a skill gap between engineering graduates and industry practices. This paper
introduces a collaborative research aiming at establishing a certified automotive engineering design curriculum which shall serve
as a springboard to highly qualified engineering design jobs in the automotive industry. Based on the European AQUA sector
skills alliance, this research brings together major players from industry and higher education. Integrated design education with a
clear ECTS-ECVET evaluation scheme plays a key role in this curriculum, since most of the modern skill challenges in
automotive are related to interdisciplinary design optimization of quality and costs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication26th CIRP Design Conference
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2016
EventCIRP Design Conference - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 15 Jun 201617 Jun 2016


ConferenceCIRP Design Conference


  • integration
  • design education
  • industry-academia cooperation

Fields of Expertise

  • Sonstiges


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