Evaluation of Transversal Competences of the Engineering Students and their Relation to the Enterprise Requirements

Evaluation of Transversal Competences of the Engineering Students and their Relation to the Enterprise Requirements

José Luis Sánchez de la Rosa (University of La Laguna, Spain), Silvia Alayón Miranda (University of La Laguna, Spain) and Carina Soledad González (University of La Laguna, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2193-0.ch001
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Abstract

The importance of the evaluation of the transversal competences in engineering studies is explained in this chapter. Transversal competences are of great importance to enterprises that like to recruit students after their graduation. They look for trained professionals, thoroughly prepared not only to solve practical problems but also to be successfully integrated in a team work. Transversal competences are not directly related to the theoretical content of the curricula, and the assessment of the level of transversal competences developed through the university studies is not an easy task. A methodology for evaluating transversal skills during the Final Year Project (FYP) assessment is proposed. And a new modality of FYP to improve the acquisition of transversal skills is presented.
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Background: The European Higher Education Area And The Transversal Competences

Generic skills are usually forgotten and neglected in the education system. Fortunately, the Bologna process (official Bologna Process website, 2007) has rescued them by giving a more important role.

The EHEA (European Higher Education Area) has been developed through various arrangements of the European countries education ministers, among which we mention the 1999 Bologna Declaration (official Bologna Process website, 2007), the 2001 Prague Declaration (European ministers, 2001), the 2003 Berlin Communiqué (European ministers, 2003), the 2005 Bergen Communiqué (European ministers, 2005), the 2007 London Communiqué (European ministers, 2007) and the 2009 Leuven Communiqué (European ministers, 2009). The rules generated at European level were adopted by each country, developing its own standards. In the case of Spain, some of the relevant regulations are the RD1125/2003 (2003), Royal Decree 1509/2005 (2005), the 2514 order / 2007 (2007) and the RD1393/2007 (2007).

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