Title: The Optimal Graduate Profile for DfA Based on the Needs of Industry and the Possibilities of/within Educational Institutions
Authors: Strobbe, Christophe
Nicolle, Colette
Velasco, Carlos A
Darzentas, Jenny
Romero, Rafael
Verelst, Tony
Miesenberger, Klaus
Weber, Gerhard
Weimann, Kurt
Craddock, Ger
Boyle, Bryan
Petrie, Helen
Degouzon, Frederic
Tahkokallio, Päivi
Gladstone, Keith
Editors: Strobbe, Christophe
Issue Date: Nov-2004
Series Title: IDCnet deliverable D 2.2.1.
Abstract: This report describes the needs of the ICT industry with regard to DfA knowledge and skills in employees and graduates. First, it describes links between research in industry needs and curriculum design. The next section presents a number of observations from previous investigations and surveys; these include: barriers to the adoption of DfA, the dichotomy between large companies and SMEs, and the importance of support from upper management. The next two sections present the findings of a new survey (described in the Annex), combined with results from previous surveys that covered similar ground. Findings about professional training are fit into the subcategories of the taxonomy of core DfA knowledge sets and skills defined in report D3.2. The final section outlines the ideal graduate profile for DfA in ICT and makes some suggestions on how the current findings can be used for defining an optimal graduate profile for DfA.
Description: IDCnet deliverable D 2.2.1.,
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: DI
Appears in Collections:ESAT - STADIUS, Stadius Centre for Dynamical Systems, Signal Processing and Data Analytics

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