The continuum of design and engineering educaton: Competencies in final projects
Editor: Boks W; Ion, W; McMahon, C and Parkinson B
Author: Smith, Paul; Adank, Rodney; Sigurjonsson, Johannes; Shekar, Aruna
Section: SYNERGIES BETWEEN PRODUCT AND ENGINEERING DESIGN
The different professions within design and engineering, represent a continuum of competencies with some, not always clearly defined, overlap. The paper looks at final year degree projects from three different majors from the same university: Industrial Design, Product Development and Mechatronics Engineering. The results indicate significant parallels between Industrial Design and Product Development, both aiming at new products, while Mechatronics Engineering is more science based.