Towards a Practical Approach for TE Education: A Pilot Study at the University of Bath

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Recent decades have seen increased interest in transdisciplinary (TD) research. To deliver on the promise of TD working there has been a call for the expansion of TD education in emerging literature. The challenge with proposed approaches is that they are often difficult to implement requiring significantly changed courses structures, and the coordination of teams of academic and industry experts to deliver. This creates a barrier to the main-streaming of TD education. Our research aims to create a practical approach for Transdisciplinary Engineering (TE) education which can be easily incorporated within existing course designs and in doing so facilitate wider disseminated. This paper presents the design and pilot of a TE session with MRes students from the University of Bath’s, Centre of Doctoral Training in Advance Automotive Propulsion Systems. The session is evaluated by way of student feedback. The results show broad satisfaction with the session. Six of the eight indicated that they were satisfied with the quality of the session (two students were neutral). All students considered that the course material was presented in a clear and understandable way. All students considered that the course was accessible to their level of understanding. Future work will see the session delivered within additional engineering MSc courses at Bath and internationally with informal agreements in place with Universities in Colombia, Korea and Poland.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransdisciplinary Engineering for Complex Socio-Technical Systems
Subtitle of host publicationReal-Life Applications
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2020
EventThe Transdisciplinary Engineering Conference -
Duration: 6 Jul 202010 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Transdisciplinary Engineering
PublisherIOS Press
ISSN (Print)2352-7528


ConferenceThe Transdisciplinary Engineering Conference
Abbreviated titleTE2020


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