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Pages: 7329-7337
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-6957-7
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2017.1971

Conference name: 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2017
Location: Seville, Spain

GAPS BETWEEN SKILLS REQUIRED BY INDUSTRY 4.0 AND ACADEMIC PROGRAMS FOCUSED ON ICTS: A CASE STUDY OF COMPUTER SCIENCE DEGREES IN A SPANISH UNIVERSITY

M.V. Bueno Delgado1, J.L. Romero-Gázquez1, G. Cañavate-Cruzado2, F.J. Melero-Muñoz2

1Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (SPAIN)
2Centro Tecnológico del Mueble y la Madera de la Región de Murcia (SPAIN)
The new industrial revolution, also called Industry 4.0, (I4.0), needs technicians and workers with abilities and competences in the Key Enabling Technologies (KET): Big Data, Cloud Computing, Internet of Thing, 3D printing, Augmented Reality, Simulation, etc. However, the skills provided by the current academic programs (curriculums) of Higher Education (HE) degrees specialized in Information and Communication Technologies seem to be far from what the I4.0 claims.
This work analyses the competences in the curriculums of Telematics Engineering degree, Telecommunications Systems Engineering degree, and Master in Telecommunications Engineering; all of them offered by Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, in Spain. We compare the skills provided by them with those required by I4.0, revealing that there are some gaps between them. The comparison has been completed with the results obtained from a survey launched to ICT students in the framework of the European project IN4WOOD. The results of this survey reinforce the conclusions about the existing gaps.

Some bridges are proposed in this work to bring academia closer the industry, exploring some new academic strategies and proposing new roles of the Spanish universities, to be close to I4.0. Nevertheless, the rigidity of the Spanish academia curriculum in Higher Education is a fact, and the change will be not possible if the academic programs are not able to be modified easily as the technology evolves. Curriculums should be alive, like technology evolution.
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author = {Bueno Delgado, M.V. and Romero-G{\'{a}}zquez, J.L. and Ca{\~n}avate-Cruzado, G. and Melero-Mu{\~n}oz, F.J.},
title = {GAPS BETWEEN SKILLS REQUIRED BY INDUSTRY 4.0 AND ACADEMIC PROGRAMS FOCUSED ON ICTS: A CASE STUDY OF COMPUTER SCIENCE DEGREES IN A SPANISH UNIVERSITY},
series = {10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2017 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-697-6957-7},
issn = {2340-1095},
doi = {10.21125/iceri.2017.1971},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2017.1971},
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location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {16-18 November, 2017},
year = {2017},
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TI - GAPS BETWEEN SKILLS REQUIRED BY INDUSTRY 4.0 AND ACADEMIC PROGRAMS FOCUSED ON ICTS: A CASE STUDY OF COMPUTER SCIENCE DEGREES IN A SPANISH UNIVERSITY
SN - 978-84-697-6957-7/2340-1095
DO - 10.21125/iceri.2017.1971
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JO - 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
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M.V. Bueno Delgado, J.L. Romero-Gázquez, G. Cañavate-Cruzado, F.J. Melero-Muñoz (2017) GAPS BETWEEN SKILLS REQUIRED BY INDUSTRY 4.0 AND ACADEMIC PROGRAMS FOCUSED ON ICTS: A CASE STUDY OF COMPUTER SCIENCE DEGREES IN A SPANISH UNIVERSITY, ICERI2017 Proceedings, pp. 7329-7337.
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