Relationship between specific professional competences and learning activities of the building and construction engineering degree final project

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This paper presents a study in the framework of Building and Construction Engineering Degree. The aim of our proposal is to discuss if the academic activities comprising the Final Degree Project (FDP) are corrected, balanced and adapted in order to maximize the acquisition of the competences identified by the professional sector through two rounds of quantitative surveys (data also presented in this paper). Due to the economic and construction crises and the decreasing number of students in this sector, it is essential to ensure that future professionals are trained in a specific way to meet the current needs of the sector. Based on our assumption, the data obtained in the surveys, and the analytic approach of the main academic indicators, we propose new relations and FDP evaluation methods that would align the student’s curriculum with the current professional needs. The obtained results reveal the need of changes in the current FDP structure in order to give more importance to certain learning activities identified as essential at the professional level. With our proposal, we will improve the FDP evaluation, and the student competences acquisition, in order to adapt them to the professional needs.

Idioma originalAnglès
Pàgines (de-a)924-939
Nombre de pàgines16
RevistaInternational Journal of Engineering Education
Volum34
Número3
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - 2018

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