Critical Success Factors and Key Strategies

CSF1: Convince both politicians and industry leaders about the crucial role design has to play in revitalising industry.


  • Provide for industry representation on the NCED
  • Work through the Institution of Engineers
  • Conference presentations and participation
  • Arrange for publicity (eg. Engineers Australia)
  • Lobby politicians

CSF2: Create a pool of good experienced local designers


  • Sponsor competitions (eg. Warman Competition)
  • Sponsor excellence awards
  • Develop clear and rewarding career paths
  • Influence young people in schools
  • Involve more women

CSF3: Improve the quality of education in engineering design


  • Influence the way Universities select staff
  • Educate present teaching staff
  • Arrange for design lectures to be given 
  • Develop teacher resource kits
  • Engage eminent speakers
  • Develop WEB page 
  • Influence engineering course carricula
  • Develop compentency standards

CSF4: Develop and document best practice


  • Issue project / product design checklist
  • Develop engineering data base 
  • Prepare appropriate guidelines

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