CHAPTER 2

An Integrated Transdisciplinary Educational Model and an Associated Faculty Development Model

Carlos Heeren1, Melanie Cornejo2, and Julia Lee3

Abstract

From its inception, Universidad de Ingenieria y Tecnologia (UTEC) has had the vision of causing a disruptive change in society by educating a new generation of holistic and global Engineers. The University has recently decided on a radical transformation of its curricular model, to be able to truly live up to this vision and deliver its promise to students and society at large. The more flexible and project-centered curriculum will provide its students not only with a strong STEAM (STEM + Art / Design) backbone taught in alternative formats, but also embark them on “real life” Engineering ...

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