Enhancements in engineering design education at Austrian HTL

DS 87-9 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 9: Design Education, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25.08.2017

Year: 2017
Editor: Anja Maier, Stanko Škec, Harrison Kim, Michael Kokkolaras, Josef Oehmen, Georges Fadel, Filippo Salustri, Mike Van der Loos
Author: Probst, Andreas; Gerhard, Detlef; Ramaseder, Norbert; Ebner, Martin
Series: ICED
Institution: 1: HTBLA Linz LITEC, Austria; 2: TU Wien, Austria; 3: TU Graz, Austria
Section: Design Education
Page(s): 001-009
ISBN: 978-1-904670-97-1
ISSN: 2220-4342


In Austria there is a unique curriculum of technical education which is taught at Federal Secondary Colleges of Engineering, commonly known as HTL. This paper gives an overview about continuous research activities together with TU Wien (Vienna), best practises and methods, planned enhancements and the gained experiences concerning PDM (product data management) and systems engineering as well as the impact to daily engineering education.

Keywords: Design education, Education, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Vocational secondary engineering schools, Collaboration


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