APPLICATION OF EUR-ACE STANDARDS TO FORESTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING DEGREES
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2016
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:Inside the Educational European Space, the Systems of Quality Insurance (self-assessment inner systems verified by outer systems) include aims and rules which are clear and measurable and are defined in terms of expected outcomes of learning. This implies that it cannot be a quality guarantee without an acceptable framework of qualifications.
EUR-ACE represents an important contribution for the quality guarantee proceedings that constitute the backbone for every question of recognition. The framework rules are based on detailed results which seem to characterize properly the main titles of the academic programs of the engineering career.
Because of the assessment to certification renewal of degree and master titles in engineering, in 2013 the Spanish Engineering Institute – as one of the most representative institution of the engineering career in our country, and ANECA – as the main actor in the renewal process of certification in Spain, start together a collaboration to promote the quality and international recognition of Spanish degrees and masters at the engineering scope through ACREDITA PLUS program.
Among the titles that should be assessed for its certification we have the Forestry Engineering and Environmental Engineering.
The aim of the present work is to apply the standards of European certification in both titles to promote internationalization and employability of graduates. The results of learning established by European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education (ENAEE) with the subjects and competencies linked to the degrees have been analysed. For that, a breakdown of the formative credits in different learning outcomes was made. Also, activities tables when those credits are allocated to projects or engineering applications were prepared.
For each learning outcome, the subjects and competencies of the correspondent degree have been analysed. Thereby the competencies are related with the ENAEE learning results.
Keywords: Accreditation, degree, competency, quality.