ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS IN SEVERAL BASIC MATTERS OF THE AREAS OF MATHEMATICS AND GRAPHICAL EXPRESSION IN ENGINEERING IN RELATION WITH THE STUDENTS’ ENTRANCE PROFILE
University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 6-8 March, 2017
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:In order to improve the academic performance of first year students of the two degrees (Degree in Mining and Energy Technology Engineering and Degree in Civil Engineering) offered at the Technical School of Mining and Civil Engineering at the University of Basque Country, a detailed study of the results obtained in each of the subjects based on the academic requirements for the new degrees has been conducted. In addition to that, we have made an analysis of the weak areas that the students have in each subject. To accomplish this, we have made tests at the beginning and at the end of the courses. In this way, we compiled information about the difficulties that students face. With the results obtained in this study we have identified weak points in the students’ curriculum. Consequently, this data will be used to design academic activities to strengthen areas where we detected weaknesses.
Keywords: Academic performance, entrance profile, core subjects.