Mathematics for future engineers: from theory to application

The engineer's field of work is changing rapidly due to technological developments and digitization of the world. Mathematics is an essential part of the engineering palette. In this project we inventory what techno-mathematical skills (eg interpreting and communicating results) the young engineer requires and how education can match this.

Objective

A changing field of work expects other techno-mathematical skills from the young engineer, e.g. computational thinking. Current mathematics education does not sufficiently meet these needs. Involving the professional in the development and implementation of mathematics education can realize this.

Duration

03 June 2022 - 28 October 2023

Approach

The needs are inventoried through discussions with the current professional field. Education is adjusted according to these needs. In the new course knowledge of mathematics is applied to practical problems that are put forward by alumni of the study programme.

HU researchers involved in the research

  • Kees Hoogland
    • Professor
    • Research groups: Mathematical and analytical competences of professionals
  • Tim Idzenga | Researcher | Microsystems Technology
    Tim Idzenga
    • Researcher
    • Research groups: Smart Systems for Healthy Living

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Tim Idzenga | Researcher | Microsystems Technology

Tim Idzenga

  • Researcher
  • Research group: Smart Systems for Healthy Living