Unified course design for European production engineers
2008 (English)In: Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on e-Learning, ECEL 2008, Academic Conferences Limited, 2008, 198-202 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Today, the mobility among production engineers is very low, partly because the education and training level differs considerably among EU countries, being almost beyond comparison. To increase the mobility and to unify the production engineering education in Europe at BSc-level a two-year pilot project, "European Production Engineering Certification" (EPRODEC), which is granted by the EU Programme Leonardo da Vinci, has been started. Partners of EPRODEC are institutes from Universities and the industry sector as well as engineering associations in Sweden, Germany, England, Denmark, Estonia, Belgium and Spain. The aim of EPRODEC is to provide an appropriate "European label" to the graduates of the accredited Production Engineering (PE) programme. The objective is to develop an accreditation system and organisation that will implement the certification process for education and training within the field of Production Engineering all over Europe. Creating a unified accreditation system will make it easier to compare qualifications and skills. The paper presents some of the ideas behind EPRODEC and the first results. A new unified course and curriculum design with a modular structure, strategies for organisation and certification systems, implementation of e-learning methodologies in PE will be shown and can be transferred and implemented in other education fields.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Academic Conferences Limited, 2008. 198-202 p.
Accreditation, Certification system, Course design, Curriculum, Education, Production engineer
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-164366ISI: 000263192600025ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84896289682ISBN: 978-1-906638-22-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-164366DiVA: diva2:805748
7th European Conference on e-Learning, ECEL 2008, 6 November 2008 through 7 November 2008, Agia Napa, Cyprus
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