Title: Implementation of multi-campus engineering education through modules of different research expertises
Authors: Rediers, Hans ×
Wuyts, Niek
Meyers, Myriam
De Vos, Leander
Van Hoof, Etienne
Bruneel, Dorine
Langie, Greet #
Issue Date: 16-Sep-2013
Publisher: KU Leuven
Host Document: Proceeding of the 41th SEFI annual conference 2013: Engineering Education Fast Forward pages:1-8
Conference: SEFI Annual Conference edition:41 location:Leuven, Belgium date:16-20 September 2013
Article number: 64
Abstract: In Flanders (Belgium), the 1-year Master programme in Biochemical Engineering Technology is organized at 7 geographically dispersed campuses that are associated to three different universities, i.e. KU Leuven, Ghent University, and Antwerp University. However, to sustain all Master programmes, it is clear that a unique education and research profile at each campus is crucial. In addition, institutes of higher education are subject to intense changes: with decreasing government fundings they have to educate more students, in individual flexible programs, and with an increasing variety of backgrounds [1]. It is clear that a rationalization is required in which the use of human resources and infrastructure is optimized. This can be accomplished by establishing “Higher education consortia”, which can be defined as “multi-point groupings of higher education institutions which have a limited amount of members and where membership is restricted to particular institutions” [2]. In these so-called “Higher education consortia” there is an increased cooperation among the campuses, for instance by multi-campus education in which there is an increased exchange of lecturers and increased student mobility.
In this paper we describe the development of a multi-campus programme for the Master of science in Engineering Technology: Biochemical Engineering and Master of science in bioengineering technology: food industry engineering, in a higher education consortium, consisting of 4 campuses associated to KU Leuven. The multi-campus programme consists of specialized and research-driven learning modules on one campus that are also available for students of other campuses. In addition, the driving forces, obstacles, and preconditions to establish such a multi-campus programme, the development process, and the implementation of the multi-campus programme, as well as the future perspectives are discussed.
ISBN: 978-2-87352-004-5
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Microbial and Molecular Systems - miscellaneous
Chemistry - miscellaneous
Faculty of Science - miscellaneous
Mechanical Engineering Technology TC, Technology Campus De Nayer Sint-Katelijne-Waver
Technologiecluster Werktuigkundige Industriƫle Ingenieurstechnieken
Bioengineering Technology TC, Technology Campus Geel
Bioengineering Technology TC, Technology Campus De Nayer Sint-Katelijne-Waver
Technologiecluster Bioengineering Technologie
Sustainable Chemical Process Technology TC, Technology Campuses Ghent and Aalst
Sustainable Chemical Process Technology TC
Bioengineering Technology TC, Technology Campus Diepenbeek
Sustainable Chemical Process Technology TC, Technology Campus Diepenbeek
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