Mechanical Engineering Education by J. Paulo Davim

By J. Paulo Davim

Mechanical Engineering is outlined these days as a self-discipline “which contains the applying of rules of physics, layout, production and upkeep of mechanical systems”. lately, mechanical engineering has additionally all in favour of a few state-of-the-art matters akin to nanomechanics and nanotechnology, mechatronics and robotics, computational mechanics, biomechanics, replacement energies, in addition to facets relating to sustainable mechanical engineering.
This publication covers mechanical engineering greater schooling with a selected emphasis on caliber insurance and the development of educational associations, mechatronics schooling and the move of information among collage and undefined.

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1. Standard Institutions should have a policy and associated procedures for the assurance of the quality and standards of their programs and awards. They should also commit themselves explicitly to the development of a culture, which recognizes the importance of quality, and quality assurance, in their work. To achieve this, institutions should develop and implement a strategy for the continuous enhancement of quality. The strategy, policy and procedures should have a formal status and be publicly available.

Another notable reform was the abolition of the academic asylum law. The so-called university asylum, or academic asylum as stated in the law, had been a result of the student uprising in 1973. The initial purpose of this was to reassure the free movement of academic ideas within a safe university environment. However, for many years, this part of the law had been violated by extremists who used university grounds to avoid arrest, before, after or during violent demonstrations [PAP 11]. 44 Mechanical Engineering Education Contrary to expectations, the introduction of this reform has been received positively by the general public and most importantly by the majority of the students, as is revealed by an overview of Greek media of the period.

The law clearly stated that the quality assurance system would be both an improvement and information tool and not a compliance one. A brief account of the opinions expressed by the various political parties during the discussion of the law in Greek Parliament is given in [KAV 11] and therefore it is not presented here. The ECTS, as it is referred above, was also established under Law 3374/2005, with the objective of evaluating the study program undertaken by students and recognizing the students’ achievements during their period of study at a European university.

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