2011 Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) (2011)
Rapid City, SD, USA
Oct. 12, 2011 to Oct. 15, 2011
Jorge Villalobos , Head of the Systems and Computing Engineering Department, Universidad de los Andes
Oscar Gonzalez , Posdoctoral Researcher, Universidad de los Andes
Claudia Jimenez , Universidad de los Andes
Francisco Rueda , Universidad de los Andes
Recently, there has been a big movement towards converging engineering education and practice by means of defining clear and complete program goals. In this context, a large scale of educational institutions face challenges on how to specify the desired educational goals for a specific discipline and on how to instantiate and evaluate their program-specific designs according to these goals. We have defined a curricula design model for designing, redesigning, and evaluating systems and computing engineering (S&C) programs. The core of this model is the orientation to projects for the definition of educational goals that facilitate the definition of courses that integrate a set of these desired goals. This paper presents the core elements of the curricula design model and the methodology to instantiate it into a new program design that satisfies a desired professional profile. The curricula design model has been validated through its instantiation for redesigning the S&C program at the University of Los Andes in Colombia.
J. Villalobos, C. Jimenez, O. Gonzalez and F. Rueda, "Curricula design model for designing and evaluating systems and computing engineering programs," 2011 Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), Rapid City, SD, USA, 2011, pp. S4E-1-S4E-7.