Transforming Engineering Education in Learning Ecosystems for Resilient Engineers

R.G. Klaassen*, J. Hellendoorn, R.H. Bossen

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TU Delft education system is transformed on three levels: 1) new courses and projects in existing B.Sc. and M.Sc. programs for multidisciplinary and reflective learning; 2) new M.Sc. programs focusing on multi and interdisciplinarity, personal development, and professional skills; and 3) central Interdisciplinary Projects for Master Students from different programs. With these steps, the university offers students a learning ecosystem where identity-building can occur, fosters interdisciplinary teamwork, and strong interaction with the professional world and government is necessary to finish projects. In this article, the ecosystem will be explained, and results will be shared of surveys among students who experienced learning in the learning ecosystem. The surveys show that students under stand their future role in the community as engineers, feel that they have acquired new skills, feel better about framing complex problems, and are more competent to work in the industry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-55
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2024

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The cognitive Robotics department has supported this research. Funding was limited and not enough for open access.


  • Curriculum Renewal
  • Future Engineer
  • ecosystem
  • stakeholders
  • knolwedge engineering
  • education
  • ethics
  • teamwork
  • survey


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