Transdisciplinary Engineering Research Challenges

Wognum, N, Bil, C, Elgh, F, Peruzzini, M, Stjepandic, J and Verhagen, W 2018, 'Transdisciplinary Engineering Research Challenges' in Margherita Peruzzini, Marcello Pellicciari, Cees Bil, Josip Stjepandic, Nel Wognum (ed.) Transdisciplinary Engineering Methods for Social Innovation of Industry 4.0 (Volume 7), IOS Press, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 753-762.


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Title Transdisciplinary Engineering Research Challenges
Author(s) Wognum, N
Bil, C
Elgh, F
Peruzzini, M
Stjepandic, J
Verhagen, W
Year 2018
Title of book Transdisciplinary Engineering Methods for Social Innovation of Industry 4.0 (Volume 7)
Publisher IOS Press
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Editor(s) Margherita Peruzzini, Marcello Pellicciari, Cees Bil, Josip Stjepandic, Nel Wognum
Start page 753
End page 762
Subjects Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified
Summary Transdisciplinary research (TDR) has been the subject of discourse in the past few decades, but has bot been studied much in the context of engineering problems. Many engineering problems can be characterized as ill-defined, like open innovation, adoption of new technology, business development, and the adoption of the Industry 4.0 concept. Transdisciplinary engineering research (TDER) is also performed in large projects by multi-disciplinary teams, as in TDR projects, including stakeholders and people from practice. Such projects may last long, often years. In such large projects, the involved disciplines should include both engineering disciplines as well as disciplines from social sciences. In this paper we address the challenges that exist in adopting a TDER approach. Universities need to prepare students to work in TDER projects. We discuss the current situation in transdisciplinary engineering education (TDEE) and identify challenges that need to be addressed for including TDEE in curricula. The paper ends with a summary and ideas for further research.
Copyright notice © 2018 The authors and IOS Press. This article is published online with Open Access by IOS Press and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0).
Keyword(s) Transdisciplinary engineering research
transdisciplinary engineering education
DOI - identifier 10.3233/978-1-61499-898-3-753
ISBN 9781614998976
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