On the Role of CAx in Design Education

Clark Briggs
Systems Engineering, University of Idaho
Idaho Falls, ID 83402, USA
E-mail: clark.briggs@jpl.nasa.gov

Abstract:
The tension that has been created by the industry pull for CAD and CAE skills in engineering graduates is explored by surveying the current state of industry practice. Proposing that industry needs are a predictor of changes in engineering education, examples from computer-aided drafting, computer-aided design, computer-aided engineering and computer-aided manufacturing are pro- vided. The paper concludes with support for multidisciplinary capstone projects in the educational experience and a brief look at trends that might predict the rate of adoption of CAD in educational programs.

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