The CDIO™ INITIATIVE is an innovative educational framework for producing the next generation of engineers.
The framework provides students with an education stressing engineering fundamentals set in the context of Conceiving — Designing — Implementing — Operating real-world systems and products. Throughout the world, CDIO Initiative collaborators have adopted CDIO as the framework of their curricular planning and outcome-based assessment.
CDIO collaborators recognize that an engineering education is acquired over a long period and in a variety of institutions, and that educators in all parts of this spectrum can learn from practice elsewhere.
The CDIO network therefore welcomes members in a diverse range of institutions ranging from research-led internationally acclaimed universities to local colleges dedicated to providing students with their initial grounding in engineering.
The CDIO Annual International Conference is the largest meeting of the year and includes presentation of papers and other special seminars, workshops, events and activities. Other schools and individuals interested in CDIO are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Upcoming Meetings & Events
- 2013 9th Annual International CDIO Conference, June 9 – 13, 2013, MIT – Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. “Engineering Leardership in Innovation and Design”
- 2013 Fall Meeting, October 30- November 1, 2013, RUEMZ hotel, Taylor’s University, Malaysia
- 2014 10th Annual International CDIO Conference, June 15 – 19, 2014, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain