MULTI-APPROACH FOR AN OPTIMAL ENGINEERING CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
University of Cádiz (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2017
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:In recent years engineering education and real-world demands by engineers are increasingly more disparate, there are many examples of upgrading that our engineers must follow before starting to work for a company.
This element is associated with the fact that many students of Technical Engineering, or STEM subjects in general, do not have a future vision of the job they want to opt for, simply because this job post has not yet been invented/developed.
With the purpose of preparing the Engineering students in a closer and better way to the current working world and working market, more and more institutions and individuals try to improve the academic content of their degrees of engineering or science in general.
In this document we present different approaches and their result in the improvement of curricular development in Engineering. Theoretical aspects and practical aspects will be treated with international elements. Members of the development team of this study are participants in the SEFI (Société Européenne pour la Formation des Ingénieurs) curriculum development working group.
Not only elements like PBL (Project-based Learning) or CDIO (Conceiving, Designing, Implementing, Operating) will be dealt with here, we will give practical examples of how to improve the employability of our students through simple approaches with the company and also innovative activities in Class and in the laboratory through aspects of open and online education, Moocs, and remote and virtual training.
All these elements will be treated in a general way to improve the quality and results in the training of Engineers of the XXI Century.
Keywords: STEM, Engineering, Curriculum Development, MOOC.