Transformation of higher education: The transdisciplinary approach in engineering

Atila Ertas, Timothy Maxwell, Vicki P. Rainey, Murat M. Tanik

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Educational programs face many difficulties because of the rapid change of technology in today's environment. The potential for educational programs based on the transdisciplinary model is discussed in order to address and overcome these difficulties. A closer relationship with industry in developing educational programs is suggested. Finally, a new transdisciplinary master of engineering program, developed jointly by industry and the Institute for Design and Advanced Technology at Texas Tech University, is described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-295
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2003


  • Education for industry
  • Engineering education
  • Interdiscipline
  • Masters program
  • Transdicipline


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