The transdisciplinary engineering index: Towards a disciplinary maturity grid

Susan Lattanzio, Emily Carey, Alex Hultin, Reza Imani Asrai, Aydin Nassehi, Glenn Parry, Linda Newnes

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The adoption of transdisciplinary capabilities within UK manufacturing could strengthen resilience in response to system disruptions. We propose a Disciplinary Maturity Grid (DMG) as a means through which industry can assess the disciplinarity of their engineering capability. The design of methods to assess maturity of disciplinary working is hindered by a lack of empirical evidence to support identification of the important dimensions. A workshop involving twelve academic experts was used to create a maturity grid. Workshop tasks focussed on defining the appropriate number of maturity levels, the dimensions of those levels, and the maturity assessment questions. The DMG contains five maturity levels and seven dimensions, providing a preliminary design from which to build in future studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransdisciplinary Engineering for Resilience
Subtitle of host publicationResponding to System Disruptions - Proceedings of the 28th ISTE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering
EditorsLinda Newnes, Susan Lattanzio, Bryan R. Moser, Bryan R. Moser, Stjepandic Josip, Nel Wognum
Place of PublicationAmsterdam, The Netherlands
PublisherIOS Press BV
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781614994398
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2021
Event28th ISTE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering, TE 2021 - Virtual, Online, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Jul 20219 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameAdvances in Transdisciplinary Engineering
ISSN (Print)2352-751X
ISSN (Electronic)2352-7528


Conference28th ISTE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering, TE 2021
Country/TerritoryUK United Kingdom
CityVirtual, Online


  • Disciplinary Maturity Grid
  • Transdisciplinary Engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Software
  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Strategy and Management


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