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Monpellier, November 9-10 2006 (c) Jordi Garcia - The Spanish Degree in Informatics: A FIB Perspective Nuria Castell, Jordi Garcia and.

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1 Monpellier, November 9-10 2006 (c) Jordi Garcia - jordig@fib.upc.edu The Spanish Degree in Informatics: A FIB Perspective Nuria Castell, Jordi Garcia and Maria-Ribera Sancho Facultat d'Informàtica de Barcelona Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Barcelone, Espagne

2 Informatics Education Europe - 2006 The official documents (1) "La integración del sistema universitario español en el EEES. Documento-Marco" February 2003 RD 1044/2003, "(...) diploma suplement" September 2003 RD 1125/2003, "(...) credits european system" September 2003

3 Informatics Education Europe - 2006 The official documents (2) Proyecto RD, "Estructura de las enseñanzas universitarias y regular los EUO de grado" August 2004 RD 55/2005, "(...) regular estudios universitarios oficiales de grado" January 2005 RD 56/2005, "(...) regular estudios universitarios oficiales de posgrado" January 2005 Proyecto RD, "Modificación RD 55/2005 (grado) y RD 56/2005 (posgrado)" July 2005

4 Informatics Education Europe - 2006 The official documents (3) "Presentación de la propuesta de directrices generales propias de los estudios de grado" January-February 2006 "Borrador de propuesta para la renovación del actual catálogo de títulos" February 2006 "Estudios de posgrado adaptados al EEES. Propuesta de límites de precios públicos" April 2006 "La organización de las enseñanzas universitarias", working document 26 September 2006 After submission/acceptance of this paper! new!

5 Informatics Education Europe - 2006 The Former System (still current) 3 years degree: "Technical Engineering" Diploma in Computer Software/Systems 5 years degree: "Engineer" Degree in Informatics Engineering Broader training The student can configure a specialization PhD just after Engineer degree 2 years of research courses 2-4 years for Thesis dissertation Workload measured in lecturing hours

6 Informatics Education Europe - 2006 The Future System European Higher Education Area concepts B-M-D structure ECTS as a standard workload unit Objectives in terms of learning outcomes and competences New teaching and learning methodologies Specializations, at Bachelor or Master level Bachelor degree: 240 ECTS Master degree between 60-120 ECTS Option 240+120=300 for bachelor plus master Last news: no option for overlapping Defined the master framework Started this academic year, 2006-2007

7 Informatics Education Europe - 2006 The Current Situation There are "recomendations" for: Courses measured in ECTS Objectives in terms of learning outcomes and competences New learning methodologies The master structure has been approved However: Officially, still the former credit unit The bachelor degree is not yet approved No academic contents nor professional competences defined Implement master on top of Engineering degree

8 Informatics Education Europe - 2006 In other words... ECTS 300 240 180 Former SystemFuture System DC soft DC syst IE BACHELOR Master ? The current situation

9 Informatics Education Europe - 2006 Adaptation in the FIB In 2001 we started an update process Implemented in the academic year 2003-2004 Maximal adaptation to the EHEA Revised and updated curricula Courses measured in ECTS Objectives in terms of learning outcomes and competences New learning methodologies Defined 7 profiles (diploma supplement) A master degree implemented in 2006-2007 This model has been taken as a reference in several Spanish Informatics Schools Two awards for quality and innovation

10 Informatics Education Europe - 2006 Conclusions The situation is critical. We still have to: Set up the legal frame to use ECTS Definition of the bachelor (and master) degrees Definition of the bachelor competences Compared to those of the former engineers No news about accreditation and quality assurance In the FIB, some concepts have been implemented, but still a lot to do...


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