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ERIC Number: EJ857178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
Engineering Skills Education: The Bachelor of Engineering Programme of the "Vrije Universiteit Brussel" as a Case Study
Van Biesen, Leo Pierre; Rahier, Hubert; Vanherzeele, Herman; Willem, Rudolph; Hubin, Annick; Veretennicoff, Irina; Deblauwe, Nico; Ponet, Mireille
European Journal of Engineering Education, v34 n3 p217-228 Jun 2009
The Bologna process has triggered an important change in the course outline towards a sustainable, transparent and quality-driven European education system. In Belgium, engineering education had to be completely revised. The transformation of the former system, leading to the degree of academic engineer after five years of study, into the typical Bologna 3+2 structure leading to the academic degrees of Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Engineering, respectively, has created opportunities to completely reconsider and restructure the engineering education at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. One of the main objectives of the new programme was to explicitly meet all the requirements with respect to the education output contained in the "Dublin descriptors" and that of present-day society at large. In this paper, we report on our experience in this transformation. To this end, we use the outcomes of the consultation with alumni, our self-assessments and assessments by an international panel appointed by the VLIR-VLOA (Flemish-Dutch inspection commissions) that took place in 2004 and 2007. (Contains 17 notes, 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium