ERIC Number: EJ1016595
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Master's in Autonomous Systems: An Overview of the Robotics Curriculum and Outcomes at ISEP, Portugal
Silva, E.; Almeida, J.; Martins, A.; Baptista, J. P.; Campos Neves, B.
IEEE Transactions on Education, v56 n1 p98-102 Feb 2013
Robotics research in Portugal is increasing every year, but few students embrace it as one of their first choices for study. Until recently, job offers for engineers were plentiful, and those looking for a degree in science and technology would avoid areas considered to be demanding, like robotics. At the undergraduate level, robotics programs are still competing for a place in the classical engineering graduate curricula. Innovative and dynamic Master's programs may offer the solution to this gap. The Master's degree in autonomous systems at the Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP), Porto, Portugal, was designed to provide a solid training in robotics and has been showing interesting results, mainly due to differences in course structure and the context in which students are welcomed to study and work.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Robotics, Engineering Education, Masters Programs, Program Descriptions, Graduate Study, Research and Development, Science Education, Research Projects, Student Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Portugal
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