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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Integrating Generic Competences into Engineering Curricula
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Information technology and adata processing,
  • Education
Information
Abstract
The new degrees in Spanish universities generated as a result of the Bologna process, stress a new dimension: the generic competencies to be acquired by university students (leadership, problem solving, respect for the environment, etc.). At Universidad Polite¿cnica de Madrid a teaching model was defined for two degrees: Graduate in Computer Engineering and Graduate in Software Engineering. Such model incorporates the training, development and assessment of generic competencies planned in these curricula. The aim of this paper is to describe how this model was implemented in both degrees. The model has three components. The first refers to a set of seven activities for introducing mechanisms for training, development and assessment of generic competencies. The second component aims to coordinate actions that implement the competencies across courses (in space and time). The third component consists of a series of activities to perform quality control. The implementation of generic competencies was carried out in first year courses (first and second semesters), together with the planning for second year courses (third and fourth semesters). We managed to involve a high percentage of first-year courses (80%) and the contacts that have been initiated suggest a high percentage in the second year as well.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
International Journal of Engineering Education
ISBN
0949-149X
Impact factor JCR
0,36
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2013
Volume
30
10.13140/2.1.4572.6409
Journal number
6
From page
1636
To page
1644
Month
NOVIEMBRE
Ranking
Education,Scientific Disciplines 34/36, Q4 Engineering, Multidisciplinary 74/87, Q4
Participants
  • Autor: Jorge Enrique Perez Martinez (UPM)
  • Autor: Javier Garcia Martin (UPM)
  • Autor: Ana Isabel Lias Quintero (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Sistemas Informáticos
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