Design of the curriculum for a second-cycle course in civil engineering in the context of the Bologna framework

Gavin, K. G. (2010) Design of the curriculum for a second-cycle course in civil engineering in the context of the Bologna framework. European Journal of Engineering Education, 35 (2). pp. 175-185. ISSN 03043797

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This paper describes the design of the curriculum for a Master of Engineering programme in civil engineering at University College Dublin. The revised programme was established to meet the requirements of the Bologna process and this paper specifically considers the design of a new, second-cycle master's component of the programme. In addition to considering the content required to meet the learning outcome specified by the professional accreditation body, the paper presents details of attempts to move from a traditional instructor-centred model to a student-centred model of education in order to promote reflective (deep) learning. Although the paper presents a model curriculum for a civil engineering programme, the holistic approach to curriculum design outlined, which considers the organisation, sequence and evaluation strategies adopted, is applicable to all subject areas in higher education. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of European Journal of Engineering Education is the property of Taylor & Francis Ltd and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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Additional Information: Gavin, K. G. 1; Email Address:; Affiliation: 1: School of Architecture, Landscape and Civil Engineering, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Republic of Ireland.; Source Info: May2010, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p175; Subject Term: CIVIL engineering; Subject Term: BOLOGNA process (European higher education); Subject Term: ENGINEERING -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: REFLECTIVE learning; Subject Term: ACADEMIC degrees; Subject Term: EDUCATIONAL outcomes; Subject Term: EDUCATIONAL change; Subject Term: DUBLIN (Ireland); Subject Term: IRELAND; Author-Supplied Keyword: Bologna process; Author-Supplied Keyword: civil engineering; Author-Supplied Keyword: curriculum; Author-Supplied Keyword: reflective learning; Company/Entity: UNIVERSITY College, Dublin; Number of Pages: 11p; Illustrations: 3 Diagrams, 4 Charts; Document Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CIVIL engineering; BOLOGNA process (European higher education); ENGINEERING -- Study & teaching; REFLECTIVE learning; ACADEMIC degrees; EDUCATIONAL outcomes; EDUCATIONAL change; DUBLIN (Ireland); IRELAND; Bologna process; curriculum; UNIVERSITY College, Dublin
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