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2011 - Generic competences in engineering field: a comparative study between Latin America and European Union

Autores: Martín Palma, Ignacio de los Ríos, Erick Miñán
Título: Generic competences in engineering field: a comparative study between Latin America and European Union
Revista: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. ISSN: 1877–0428
Volumen: 15
Páginas: inicial: 576   final:   585
Fecha: 2011
Lugar de Publicación: Holanda
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ABSTRACT

In this work, a comparison between the competences codes in the CDIO´s* curriculum, the ones defined for the Tunning Project and the International Project Management Association (IPMA) is made. The goal is to define the most appropriate competences codes for the engineering education in Latin America. The CDIO code is obtained from the engineering practice, and responds to the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) standards of accreditation. The Tuning competences are the ones defined for Latin America and the IPMA´s are international competences for project management. It is the first time that the competences defined in ABET accreditation standards in the engineering field are compared with the international competences according to IPMA´s model. The results give evidence that, in first place, there is a need to apply holistic models in the definition of an engineering curriculum. Second, the pertinence of these models in the definition of engineering programs in Latin America.

Keywords: Generic competences, ABET, IPMA, CDIO, Tuning Project.

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