This Article 
 Bibliographic References 
 Add to: 
Reforming ICT Graduate Programs to Meet Professional Needs
October 2010 (vol. 43 no. 10)
pp. 22-29
Sergio Toral Marin, E. S. Ingenieros, Seville
María del Rocío Martínez-Torres, E. U. Estudios Empresariales, Seville
Federico Barrero, E. S. Ingenieros, Seville
A cross-analysis of EU masters' programs and professional profiles in information and communication technology reveals deficiencies in many areas. Reform initiatives are already addressing some of these deficiencies, but work remains.

1. S. Schwarz and D.F. Westerheijden, "Accreditation in the Framework of Evaluation Activities: A Comparative Study in the European Higher Education Area," Accreditation and Evaluation in the European Higher Education Area, S. Schwarz, and D.F. Westerheijden eds., Higher Education Dynamics, vol. 5, Kluwer, 2004, pp. 1-41.
2. S.L. Toral et al., "An Electronic Engineering Curriculum Design Based on Concept-Mapping Techniques," , Int'l J. Technology and Design Education, vol. 17, no. 3, 2007, pp. 341-356.
3. J. González and R. Wagenaar eds., Final Report: Pilot Project Tuning Phase Carried out by over 100 Universities, University of Deusto, 2003.
4. D.S. Rychen, and L.H. Salganik eds., , Key Competencies for a Successful Life and a Well-Functioning Society, Hogrefe and Huber, 2003.
5. F.E. Weinert, "Concept of Competence: A Conceptual Clarification," Defining and Selecting Key Competencies, D. Rychen, and L. Salganik, eds., Hogrefe and Huber, 2001, pp. 45-65.
6. G. Salmon, "80:20 for E-Moderators," The Challenge of eCompetence in Academic Staff Development, I.M. Labhrainn et al., eds., NUI, 2006, pp. 145-155.
7. P.W.G. Bots, and W.A.H. Thissen, "Negotiating Knowledge in Systems Engineering Curriculum Design: Shaping the Present while Struggling with the Past," IEEE Trans. Systems, Man and Cybernetics—Part C: Applications and Reviews, vol. 30, no. 2, 2000, pp. 197-203.
8. R.G. Carter, "Engineering Curriculum Design," IEE Proc., vol. 131, no. 9, 1984, pp. 678-683.
9. F. Mulder, K. Lemmen, and M. van Veen, "Variety in Views of University Curriculum," Informatics Curricula and Teaching Methods, L. Cassel, and R. Reis eds., Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003, pp. 97-114.
1. W. Petersen, and C. Wehmeyer, "European Qualification Strategies in Information and Communications Technology (ICT—Towards a European ICT Skills and Qualification Framework," Studies in Informatics and Control, vol. 14, no. 1, 2005, pp. 37-46.
2. Career-Space Project, Generic ICT Skills Profiles, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2001.
3. Career-Space Project, Curriculum Development Guidelines: New ICT Curricula for the 21st Century: Designing Tomorrow's Education, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2001.

Index Terms:
Information and communication technologies, Professional profiles, Curricula analysis, Career Space, Computers and education
Sergio Toral Marin, María del Rocío Martínez-Torres, Federico Barrero, "Reforming ICT Graduate Programs to Meet Professional Needs," Computer, vol. 43, no. 10, pp. 22-29, Oct. 2010, doi:10.1109/MC.2010.186
Usage of this product signifies your acceptance of the Terms of Use.