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UAS University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg VD 04/05 1 BME-degrees in Germany: from Diploma to Bachelor/Master, from Governmental Control to Accreditation.

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1 UAS University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg VD 04/05 1 BME-degrees in Germany: from Diploma to Bachelor/Master, from Governmental Control to Accreditation Vera Dammann (Dipl.-Ing.)

2 UAS University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg VD 04/05 2 Tradition of BME Education 1953 start of BME at Technical University Ilmenau (diploma degree course) 1970 start of BME at Universities of Appl. Sci. in Hamburg and Giessen (diploma degree course) today degree courses with BME as major: 3 at (technical) Universities 17 at Universities of Appl. Sci. plus 15 other engineering courses with BME as minor

3 UAS University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg VD 04/05 3 Typical Structure of Diploma Course 3 to 6 months of workshop practical as additional prerequisite courses/modules at university: 6 (UAS) or 8 (U) semesters 0, 1, or 2 practical internship semester 1 semester for diploma project and thesis in total: 4 years at UAS and 4.5 to 5 years at U

4 UAS University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg VD 04/05 4 German Authorities for Educational Affairs Federal Ministry of Education and Research each state, Land: * Ministry of Education: primary and secondary education * Ministry of Science and Culture: higher, tertiary education universities standing conference of ministers for culture, KMK

5 UAS University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg VD 04/05 5 Implementation of a Diploma Course (procedure of the past) planning of curriculum and ressources by the department, preparation of examination rules decision by department decision by university senate approval by ministry and publication of examination rules in statal journal of laws

6 UAS University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg VD 04/05 6 New Structures and Procedures along with Bologna process first resolution of KMK in 1999, specified in 2000 actual, in 2003 revised resolution of KMK

7 UAS University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg VD 04/05 7 KMK-resolution: main topics (1) In general: no new diploma courses in 2010: bachelor and master courses only doctorate entrance requirement: master degree or bachelor degree plus dedicated pre-courses all degree courses need accreditation diploma supplement in addition to degree certificate and transcript of records

8 UAS University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg VD 04/05 8 KMK-resolution: main topics (2) In detail: duration: bachelor: 3 to 4, master: 1 to 2 years no honours modularized application of ECTS, workload 30 hours/credit accreditation instead of approval by ministry

9 UAS University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg VD 04/05 9 KMK-resolution: main topics (3) differentiation of master courses: orientation to research or application consequent (bachelor + master = 5 years) non-consequent professional (after professional experience)

10 UAS University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg VD 04/05 10 KMK-resolution: main topics (3) no differentation between #research and application orientation at bachelor level #research and application orientation in terminology of degree #types of universities in terminology of degree #durations of courses in degree #bachelor (U) and bachelor (UAS) conc. to entry to master courses #master (U) and master (UAS) conc. to entry to doctorate

11 UAS University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg VD 04/05 11 Procedure for Implementation of a New Course (1) planning of curriculum and ressources by the department, preparation of examination rules decision by department decision by university senate if it complies with the universitys profile

12 UAS University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg VD 04/05 12 Procedure for Implementation of a New Course (2) discussion of university president with ministry: matching to the educational profile of the Land budget provisional approval of course by ministry accreditation by accreditation agency enrollment of first students re-accreditation after 5 years

13 UAS University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg VD 04/05 13 Accreditation System Conference of the Ministries of Education (KMK) Accreditation council (Akkreditierungsrat) Accreditation agencies (actually 6) founded controls and accredits Cooperation on European level

14 UAS University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg VD 04/05 14 Criteria for Course Accreditation: appropriate entry requirement objectives, learning outcome procedures evaluations quality management and assurance contents: criteria given by scientific and professional societies

15 UAS University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg VD 04/05 15 Criteria (ECTS) Given by the German Societies ECTS points for the bachelor: duration 7 or 8 sem. mathematics20 30 physics2020 engineering3050 anatomy, physiology1010 non-technical2020 BME core2525 BME specialization2525 practical internship1515 thesis1515 flexible budget3030

16 UAS University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg VD 04/05 16 Criteria (ECTS) Given by the German Societies consecutive master: duration 3 or 2 sem. engineering2010 BME specialization1010 thesis3030 flexible budget3010

17 UAS University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg VD 04/05 17 Criteria (ECTS) Given by the German Societies non-consecutive master: duration 4 semesters engineering15 ECTS anatomy, physiology10 BME core25 BME specialization30 thesis30 flexible budget10

18 UAS University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg VD 04/05 18 Non-solved Questions, Actual Discussions duration of bachelor course percentage of bachelors allowed to enter master courses study fees and quite a lot of procedural problems

19 UAS University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg VD 04/05 19 Links Standing conference of ministries of education: Structural guidelines for Accr. of Bachelor and Master courses...: aben_englisch.pdf aben_englisch.pdf official survey on accreditation agencies and accredited degree courses:

20 UAS University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg VD 04/05 20 Links (2) surveys on BME degree courses: -> Informationen -> Studiumwww.fbmt.de -> Studium und Beruf -> Studienmöglichkeitenwww.dgbmt.de

21 UAS University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg VD 04/05 21 Thank you very much for your attention


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