1 Universidad de Huelva (SPAIN)
2 University of Almería (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2022 Proceedings
Publication year: 2022
Pages: 6636-6643
ISBN: 978-84-09-45476-1
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2022.1670
Conference name: 15th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 7-9 November, 2022
Location: Seville, Spain
The Agricultural Engineering Degree from the University of Huelva was launched in 2009 and includes the regulated competencies of the Order CIN/323/2009, of February 9, 2009. In this degree, as in all other degrees, 240 credits are taught. The skills of university degrees can be defined as a set of knowledge, skills and attitudes that describe the learning outcomes of a particular educational program. Within these, there are two types of skills, the specific or technical ones basically related to the technical knowledge of a degree, and the transversal skills, which are those necessary in a graduate with that academic level, but not necessarily related to his or her technical knowledge. Each university has approved what these transversal competencies should be, in the case of the University of Huelva they were adopted for the degrees in its governing council on October 18, 2016. Therefore, the 5 transversal skills of the University of Huelva were established on this date: (CT1) Correctly dominate the Spanish language, the different styles and the specific professional styles and languages necessary for the development and communication of knowledge in the scientific and academic fields, (CT2) Develop a critical attitude in relation to the capacity of analysis and synthesis, (CT3) Develop an attitude of inquiry that allows the revision and permanent advancement of knowledge, (CT4) Ability to use the Informatics and Informational Competences in professional practice, and, (CT5) Ability to manage the strategies for the active search of employment and the capacity of entrepreneurship. The University of Huelva has two different programs for the degree in agricultural engineering: Agricultural Farming, and Horticulture and Gardening. This communication will analyse the five transversal skills for the two programs, both for the common subjects and for those specific to each of the branches. Therefore, 32 common subjects and 9 specific subjects for each branch will be analysed. The objective was to identify the strong and weak transversal skills in each case and to establish possible improvements for successive improvements of the curriculum.
Agricultural engineer, Curriculum, Skills, University Degree, University of Huelva.