Review and redesign of the curriculum of a Masters programme in telecommunications engineering - Towards an outcome-based approach

Gharaibeh, K. and Harb, B. and Bany Salameh, H. and Zoubi, A. and Shamali, A. and Murphy, N. and Brennan, C. (2013) Review and redesign of the curriculum of a Masters programme in telecommunications engineering - Towards an outcome-based approach. European Journal of Engineering Education, 38 (2). pp. 194-210. ISSN 03043797 (ISSN)

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Abstract

This article presents the methodology and results of the curriculum review of the Masters of Science programme in Wireless Communications offered by the Telecommunications Engineering Department at Yarmouk University in Jordan. The review is based on expert opinion collected through questionnaires and meetings about the programme and focuses on two main aspects: the first is relevance of the programme to the needs of local and regional telecommunications industry and the second is comparability to similar programmes in the EU.Through an extensive analysis of the collected data, a set of recommendations for improvement of the existing curriculum was developed. These recommendations were then used to redesign the curriculum with regard to contents, teaching methodology and assessment. © 2013 Copyright SEFI.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: curriculum design; curriculum development; ECTS; engineering education; telecommunications; Curriculum designs; Outcome-based approaches; Teaching methodologies; Telecommunications engineerings; Telecommunications industry; Wireless communications; Surveys; Telecommunication; Telecommunication industry; Wireless telecommunication systems; Curricula
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2015 19:35
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2015 19:39
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/2337

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