Curriculum in Progress

Developing an industrial design programme for female students in Saudi Arabia

Carlos MONTANA HOYOS, Elke STRACKE, Karin OERLEMANS, Eddi PIANCA, Stephen TRATHEN

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Abstract

This paper discusses an Australian curriculum development project for Industrial Design (ID) female education in a Muslim country. In a first step, we provide background information about key issues relevant for this project, ranging from the interplay of curriculum development, education and culture to specific features of contemporary ID education. We present the findings of a review of current undergraduate ID curricula worldwide, used in the formation of the intended curriculum, with an emphasis on the need to integrate local industry into the curriculum and the educational experience of the female students. Then we report and discuss the implementation of an ID curriculum in two different contexts, Australia and Saudi Arabia. We conclude with a reflection on what we have learnt during the course of this project and possible next steps.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (EPDE16)
Subtitle of host publicationDesign Education: Collaboration and Cross-Disciplinarity
EditorsErik Bohemia, Lyndon Buck, Kaare Eriksen, Ahmed Kovacevic, Nis Ovesen, Christian Tollestrup
Place of PublicationWiltshire, United Kingdom
PublisherInstitution of Engineering Designers, The Design Society
Pages210-215
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781904670780
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 8 Sep 20169 Sep 2016

Conference

Conference18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education
Abbreviated titleE&PDE 2016
CountryDenmark
CityAalborg
Period8/09/169/09/16

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MONTANA HOYOS, C., STRACKE, E., OERLEMANS, K., PIANCA, E., & TRATHEN, S. (2016). Curriculum in Progress: Developing an industrial design programme for female students in Saudi Arabia. In E. Bohemia, L. Buck, K. Eriksen, A. Kovacevic, N. Ovesen, & C. Tollestrup (Eds.), Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (EPDE16): Design Education: Collaboration and Cross-Disciplinarity (pp. 210-215). Wiltshire, United Kingdom: Institution of Engineering Designers, The Design Society.