Approaches to the Teaching of Design


Centre for Engineering and Design Education

CONTACT 1 Melanie King
CONTACT 2 Lynda Gibbins


This booklet, authored by Andrew McLaren, seeks to provide a resource for all those with an interest in design, and the education and training of engineering students to carry out the design process. A brief description of the internal and external requirements for design in the engineering curriculum is followed by a review of different approaches to design teaching currently employed in engineering schools and universities worldwide. Suggestions for further reading about each approach and a reference section are also provided.

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Last Updated: 3rd March, 2015

Approaches to the Teaching of Design