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Engineering Education


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List of figures and tables Figures Tables Preface About the editor and contributors Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 1: The influences of personality traits on academic performance through imaginative capability: the differences between engineering and science Abstract Introduction Engineering and science Engineering imagination and scientific imagination The effects of personality traits on imagination Method Results Discussion Conclusion Acknowledgements 2: Developing a personalized and adapted curriculum for engineering education through an ambient intelligence environment Abstract Introduction Ambient intelligence environments Brain dominance and thinking styles Research model Prototype design Results, interpretation, and recommendations Research model validation Conclusion 3: Evaluation to support stakeholder-centered design and continuous quality improvement in higher education services Abstract Introduction Evaluation and self-evaluation in the Italian higher education context The conceptual approach to evaluating education service performance Fuzzy ServQual-based methodology for reliable service evaluation Evaluation of Palermo Management Engineering Program education services Conclusion Appendix 4: Software engineering education: from dysfunction to core competency Abstract Introduction Phase I: Addressing the talent shortage problem Phase II: improving software engineering core competency Conclusion Acknowledgment 5: The most central occupation requirements for engineering jobs: engineering education implications Abstract Introduction The O*NET database Methodological approach and results Conclusion 6: Energy engineering: an emerging discipline Abstract Introduction The need for energy engineering courses The development of undergraduate courses The development of postgraduate courses Assessment and practical work in academic courses Perspectives for energy engineering courses and their graduates Conclusion Index

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Engineering Education explores the importance of curriculum development, pedagogy and didactic aspects and provides discussions on the exchange of information between different aspects of education.

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J. Paulo Davim is a Full Professor at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He is also distinguished as an honorary professor in several universities/colleges in China, India and Spain. The Portuguese Institution of Engineers conferred him with the title of Senior Chartered Engineer and has an MBA. He was also awarded a Eur Ing title by FEANI-Brussels and is a Fellow (FIET) of IET-London. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience in manufacturing, materials, mechanical and industrial engineering, with special emphasis in machining and tribology. He has worked as an evaluator of projects for the European Research Council (ERC) and other international research agencies as well as an examiner of Ph.D. theses for many universities in different countries. He is the editor-in-chief of several international journals, guest editor of several journals, series editor for Elsevier's Woodhead Publishing Reviews: Mechanical Engineering book series, and scientific advisor for many international journals and conferences. Presently, he is an editorial board member of 30 international journals and acts as reviewer for more than 100 prestigious journals. In addition, he has also published as editor (and co-editor) more than 150 books and as author (and co-author) more than 15 books, 100 book chapters and 500 articles in journals and conferences. He has published more than 280 articles in prestigious journals.

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