The CDIO Syllabus 3.0 - An Updated Statement of Goals

Johan Malmqvist*, Ulrika Lundqvist, Anders Rosén, Kristina Edström, Rajnish Gupta, Helene Leong, Sin Moh Cheah, Jens Bennedsen, Ron Hugo, Aldert Kamp, Ola Leifler, Svante Gunnarsson, Janne Roslöf, Daniel Spooner

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The CDIO Initiative is going through a process of reconsidering and updating the CDIO approach for engineering education development. Previous work resulted in substantial updates of the twelve CDIO standards and the introduction of "optional" CDIO standards. This paper reports on a similar review and update of the CDIO Syllabus to version 3.0. It has been developed by a working group consisting of four sub-groups and iterated and refined guided by feedback from the whole CDIO community. There are mainly three external drivers that motivate the changes: sustainability, digitalization, and acceleration. There is also an internal driver in the form of lessons learned within the CDIO community, from using the Syllabus in curriculum and course development. Approximately 70 updates are proposed, amongst them three additions on the X.X level, namely 1.4 Knowledge of Social Sciences and Humanities, 3.1 Teamwork and Collaboration, and 5.3 Research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication18th CDIO International Conference, CDIO 2022 - Proceedings
EditorsMaria Sigridur Gudjonsdottir, Haraldur Audunsson, Arkaitz Manterola Donoso, Gudmundur Kristjansson, Ingunn Saemundsdottir, Joseph Timothy Foley, Marcel Kyas, Angkee Sripakagorn, Janne Roslof, Jens Bennedsen, Kristina Edstrom, Natha Kuptasthien, Reidar Lyng
PublisherChalmers University of Technology
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9789935965561
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event18th International CDIO Conference, CDIO 2022 - Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 13 Jun 202215 Jun 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International CDIO Conference
ISSN (Electronic)2002-1593


Conference18th International CDIO Conference, CDIO 2022


  • Acceleration
  • CDIO Syllabus
  • Digitalization
  • Optional standards
  • Standards 1-12
  • Sustainability


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