MASTER'S DEGREE IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING: GENERIC SKILLS ASSESSMENT AT CEIA3 UNIVERSITIES
University of Almeria (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2018
Location: Palma, Spain
Abstract:The Agrifood Campus of International Excellence (CeiA3) is the result of the integration of the Universities of Almeria (UAL), Cadiz (UCA), Huelva (UHU) and Jaen (UJA), led by the University of Cordoba. Five institutions with an extensive scientific experience that put at the service of society their knowledge in the food industry with the aim of contributing to the development of the sector. On the other hand, and with the aim of continuing to contribute to advancing the generation of knowledge, CeiA3 has a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate university studies. The master's Degree in Industrial Engineering exists at the five universities of CEIA3. Skills are a set of knowledge and attitudes that describe the learning outcomes of an educational program. Within these, there are two types of skills, the specific ones or techniques basically related to the technical knowledge of a degree, and the transversal or generic skills, which are necessary in a graduate with that academic level, but not necessarily related to their knowledge; for example, "Ability to learn to work autonomously". The aim of this paper is to carry out an analysis of the generic skills of the master's Degree in Industrial Engineering each CeiA3 University. The generic skills have been decided by each university through the exercise of their autonomy. These, once approved by the competent body, must be included in all undergraduate degrees in at least one subject. So, the University of Almeria has 10 generic skills, University of Cadiz has 9 generic skills, University of Huelva has 5 generic skills, University of Jaen has 6 generic skills and the University of Cordoba has 3 generic skills. As a result, it was observed that there were a small number of common skills, however it is crucial to incorporate common generic skills in university studies of the master's Degree in Industrial Engineering at CeiA3 Universities as they are an integrative and unifying element of the Agrifood Campus of International Excellence (CEIA3). In this way, the teaching quality in the areas of specialization of the campus could be reinforced through the promotion of innovation programs, the application of evaluation systems and programs and the sharing of specific resources of each university.
Keywords: Industrial Engineering, Master's Degree, labor market, CEIA3, Skills.