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Title: Product lifecycle management in design and engineering education: International perspectives
Authors: Fielding, Emanuela A.S.
McCardle, John
Eynard, Benoit
Hartman, Nathan
Fraser, Alister S.
Keywords: Product lifecycle management
Design and engineering education
Collaborative product development
University–industry collaborations
New product development
International perspectives
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © The authors. Published by SAGE Journals
Citation: FIELDING, E.A.S. ...et al., 2014. Product lifecycle management in design and engineering education: International perspectives. Concurrent Engineering Research and Applications, 22(2), pp. 123-134.
Abstract: Technological advances in the last decade have influenced changes in the design and engineering industries on a global scale. Lean and collaborative product development are approaches increasingly adopted by the industry and seen as the core of product lifecycle management. These trends have created the need for new skilled professionals, and universities should adapt their curricula in response. There is an increased need for academia to work with industry in order to meet these challenges. This article reports on the Parametric Technology Corporation Academic Research Symposium held in April 2011. The topics were centred around understanding the essence of product lifecycle management and its impact on design and engineering education. Furthermore, examples of implementing product lifecycle management and collaborative practices in higher education were presented from the United States and France. This article concludes with a discussion of the recommendations made at the symposium for the future development and support of key skills across university curricula. © The Author(s) 2014.
Description: This paper is in closed access.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1177/1063293X13520316
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26085
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1063293X13520316
ISSN: 1063-293X
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