Title: New dimensions in the CAE/CAD standardisation and certification process in the industrial and the educational sector

Authors: Duško Luka?

Addresses: Rheinische Fachhochschule Köln gGmbH, University of Applied Sciences, Vogelsanger Strasse 295, 50825 Köln, Germany

Abstract: This paper presents a model in CAE/CAD quality standardisation and certification for the industrial and educational sector. The new model is founded on the example of the successful cooperation between industry and the university. It is a deductive realisation of the certification and assessment procedure, based on online testing of an open source learning management system (LMS). The success factors of the standardisation and certification model are examined further by investigating the conceptual development, the technical-didactical form of the concept and the interface management. It concludes that, on the whole, joint industry-university collaboration models have expedient side effects, such as mutual financial benefits or the development of high-quality training opportunities for both the students and the industrial customers.

Keywords: quality standardisation; CAD; computer-aided design; CAE; computer-aided engineering; EPLAN; computer software; Germany; certification; industrial sector; educational sector; RFH University; Cologne; Rheinische Fachhochschule; online testing; open source; learning management systems; LMS; internet; world wide web; conceptual developments; technical forms; didactical forms; industry-university collaborations; interface management; side effects; mutual benefits; financial benefits; training opportunities; student training; industrial customers; knowledge; learning; computers; universities; higher education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKL.2011.043897

International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 2011 Vol.7 No.1/2, pp.145 - 155

Available online: 28 Nov 2011 *

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