CREATING QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS THROUGH QUALITY EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS

J. Bilbao1, C. Feniser2, O. Garcia1, C. Rebollar1, E. Bravo1, C. Varela1

1University of the Basque Country (SPAIN)
2Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (ROMANIA)
Engineering, Business, Sciences... are studies with a high relation to companies, technological centers, and industry. The scientific and technological reality and its application in the industry in its different sectors needs professionals with capacity to apply the scientific method and the principles of engineering, and other scientific studies, in order to formulate, develop, solve, optimize and manage the requirements, systems and resources related to the industrial or commercial process of the employer. This entails the design, calculation, design, analysis, manufacture, implementation and operation of industrial equipment, facilities, or others in terms of quality, safety, economy, rational use and efficient use of natural resources and conservation of the environment, complying with the ethical profession.

In recent decades, Europe has witnessed a process of homogenization of degrees, masters, etc. These studies usually affect only the university. However, pre-university education remains very different in Europe from one country to another, and even within a single country.

Education systems may differ in terms of structures, concepts, competencies, methodologies, etc.

Currently, more and more international projects operate in more than one country. We present in this paper a summary of the main characteristics of some European educational systems with the aim of clarifying a possible actuation in different countries.