DAAD workshop, Zagreb, Sept. 2004 The Tempus project: “ Joint M.Sc. Curriculum in Software engineering” Zoran Budimac DMI, Univ. of Novi Sad.
Published byModified over 5 years ago
Presentation on theme: "DAAD workshop, Zagreb, Sept. 2004 The Tempus project: “ Joint M.Sc. Curriculum in Software engineering” Zoran Budimac DMI, Univ. of Novi Sad."— Presentation transcript:
DAAD workshop, Zagreb, Sept. 2004 The Tempus project: “ Joint M.Sc. Curriculum in Software engineering” Zoran Budimac DMI, Univ. of Novi Sad
Facts ► Joint M.Sc. Curriculum in SE ► To create a joint graduate curriculum in software engineering leading to the M.Sc. degree according to Bologna declaration. To provide an environment for teachers’ and student’s mobility. The curriculum would be common for all beneficiary partners and partly even for partners from EU. In addition, it will be of greater interest also for other universities in South-Eastern Europe. ► 3 years (1. Oct. 2004 - 31. Sept. 2007) ► Budget: € 372,407 + € 20,000
Partners (1) ► Management DMI, Univ. of Novi Sad, Zoran Budimac (coordinator) Inst. of Informatics, Humboldt Univ., Klaus Bothe (contractor)
Partners (2) ► Partners from EU Dept. of SE, Univ. of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain, Rebeca Cortazar Soft. Technology Research Laboratory, De Montfort Univ., Leicester, UK, Hussein Zedan ► Beneficiary partners Inst. of Informatics, Univ. of Skopje, Macedonia, Katerina Zdravkova Electro-technical faculty, Univ. of Belgrade, Dragan Bojić Fac. of Electronics, Univ. Of Niš, Milena Stanković
Partners (3) ► Individual experts Ioan Jurca, ‘Politehnica’ Univ. of Timisoara, Rumania Stanimir Stoyanov, Univ. of Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Origins of the project ► DAAD/Stability pact project (Berlin, Novi Sad, Skopje, Belgrade, Plovdiv, Timisoara) According to Tempus rules ► Previous partners of NS (Leicester, Niš) ► One new: Bilbao Clear roles, duties, responsibilities
Why not more partners? ► Realistic. ► Not easy to compose proposal for multi partner country projects (different and complicated selection procedures). This year: 4 multi partner country projects of 28
Needs analysis ► SE not well developed in the region ► SE has a great impact to (software) industry, administration, business,… ► M.Sc. studies of ‘to-academic’ nature ► Reformed M.Sc. studies in SE
Outcomes 1. Defined principles of M.Sc. studies in SE. 2. Defined curriculum. 3. New teaching materials provided or created. 4. ECTS introduced and curriculum internationally recognized. 5. Dissemination and sustainability. 6. Quality control and monitoring. 7. Management of the project. We promised ‘the whole package’: Principle(s) of M.Sc. studies according to Bologna declaration Inclusion of SE studies into these principles (practical exercises) + ECTS + International recognition The set of (fully prepared!) courses Start in 2007 - 5 students / 3 teachers from Mac to SCG (4 months/1 week); - 12 students / 5 teachers from SCG to SCG (4 months/1 week); - 5 teachers from EU to SCG (1 week)
Goals ► Establishing basic principles of M.Sc. studies in SE according to Bologna declaration and current EU practices. Those studies must be designed to fulfill labour market needs and needs for international student mobility. ► Creating the joint M.Sc. curriculum in such a way that every institution can adopt it with respect to regional needs and its own tradition. ► Implementing the curriculum. ► Establishing international recognition and quality control. ► Start of the studies in the summer semester of 2007 in at least one center, with students and teachers mobility across the region and with guest teachers from EU. ► Inclusion of other countries in South-Eastern Europe during the dissemination phase. The following universities are current partners of the DAAD project in the framework of the “Stability Pact” and, thus, could be later involved: the Universities of Tirana, Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Zagreb, Kragujevac.
Results ► Duration of M.Sc. studies in SE: The curriculum should cover 4 semesters. However, the final decision concerning the duration should also be a matter of the project results. In addition, the duration may depend even on the conditions of the respective university. ► Structure of the M.Sc. curriculum in SE: The curriculum covers three semesters for lectures, exercises, and laboratory work and one semester for the master thesis. The courses have to be divided into compulsory and elective ones. Some of the courses can be institution-dependent. ► New Subjects of the curriculum: The final list of the subjects will be fixed only in the course of the project, i.e. it is a matter of project progress. Core modules of the curriculum should include project management, requirements engineering, software architecture, software quality, and software testing. Elective courses may include modules in reverse engineering, software measurement, software ergonomics, formal software specification, and others.
Inputs ► Equipment: 4 servers, 31 workstations, 2 laser printers, 1 scanner, 5 notebooks, 4 LAN infrastructures, 4 x system software, 4 x innovation of libraries. ► Mobility: ► Teaching staff: 31 flow from Partners to EU/Candidates 34 fows from EU/Candidates to Partners 8 flows from EU to EU 24 flows from from Partners to Partners 22 flows within partner countries ► Students: 5 flows from Partners to Partners 12 flows within a partner country ► Meetings: 4 workshops, 2 Inter-Tempus coaching workshops, 1 meeting, 3 project coordination meetings, 8 information sessions (dissemination) ► Publications: 2 writen course materials 8 information brochures
Activities (1) 1. Defined principles of M.Sc. studies in SE. 1.1. Review of current practices and principles. 1.2. Defining pre-knowledge and principles. 2. Defined curriculum. 2.1. Review of current standards, recommendations, and curricula. 2.2. Defining modules and syllabus. 2.3. Implementation of curriculum. 3. New teaching materials provided or created. 3.1. Analysis of available literature. 3.2. Preparation and writing of slides. 3.3. Preparation of written course material. 3.4. Defining the structure and principles of lab exercises. 3.5. The presentation of teaching material on internet. 3.6. Teacher retraining. 4. ECTS introduced and curriculum internationally recognized. 4.1. Review of existing ECT Systems. 4.2. Introduction of ECTS. 4.3. Agreements on mutual recognition and building of quality control mechanisms
Activities (2) 5. Dissemination and sustainability. 5.1. Information sessions. 5.2. Dissemination workshop. 6. Quality control and monitoring. 6.1. Internal reviews. 6.2. Evaluation by EU institutions. 6.3. Reviews by individual expert. 6.4. Inter-Tempus coaching. 7. Management of the project. 7.1. Project coordination meetings.
Defined principles Defined curriculum New teaching materials provided or created ECTS + international recognition Dissemination and sustainability Quality control and monitoring Project management 2004/2005 2005/2006 2006/2007 Defined curriculum