Curriculum Reform in Computing in Spain
International Conference "Cooperation and Communications in the sphere of Higher Education between European and Central Asia Countries in the Field of Information and Innovation Technologies", Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), 15-16 June 2009.
(TEMPUS'09) Congreso internacional / International conference
Computing is a broad discipline that crosses the boundaries between mathematics, science, and engineering. New computing disciplines emerge over time and knowledge changes rapidly in computing. Therefore, several reports that define and update guidelines for computing curricula have appeared over the past four decades. Computing Curricula 2005 from the ACM, the AIS, and the IEEE-CS provides an overview of the different kinds of undergraduate degree programs in computing that are currently available. Based on Computing Curricula 2005, new undergraduate degree programs on computing are being elaborated during the last few years in Spain. These undergraduate degree programs cover the following areas: Computer engineering (CE), Computer science (CS), Information systems (IS), Information technology (IT), and Software engineering (SE). The University of Alicante is finishing the bachelor program on computing. This program has a length of four years, 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) per year, and 1 ECTS is equivalent to 25 hours of lecture, laboratory, tutorials, and so on. In total, this program has duration of 6.000 hours during 4 years. Besides, the University of Alicante is also finishing the master program. This program has a length of 1 year, 60 ECTS per year.