Title:Assessment of Competencies Required for Society 5.0 for Engineering Graduates [Download]
Título:Evaluación de competencias de egreso de los ingenieros para la sociedad 5.0 basado en acreditaciones nacionales e internacionales [Download]
M. M. Olvera, A. L. F. Velázquez and A. T. Castellanos
Educational programs;Accreditation;Urban areas;Technological innovation;Learning systems;Accreditation;student outcomes;Society 5.0;ABET;CONAIC;CACEI
An approach to assess competencies required by an engineer who will develop professionally within Society 5.0 is discussed. The approach focuses on the process of teaching, measurement, evaluation, and skills improvement across the curriculum, harmonized with criteria defined by leading engineering accrediting organizations (ABET, at an international level, CONAIC and CACEI in Mexico). Approach robustness has: (1) allowed obtaining different types of program accreditations (ABET accreditation, without deficiencies or weaknesses, twice in a row), and (2) guided the evolution of the assessment process over time, starting from simple evaluation schemes, all the way to the use of a Learning Management System (Canvas), in a straightforward manner. The historical evaluation process, its status, and proposals for short-term improvement are presented. Three different institutional initiatives are also included since they reinforce and evaluate the graduation skills of the engineering students to face the challenges presented by Society 5.0.
How to cite:
M. M. Olvera, A. L. F. Velázquez and A. T. Castellanos, "Assessment of Competencies Required for Society 5.0 for Engineering Graduates," in IEEE Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologias del Aprendizaje, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 346-351, Nov. 2021. doi: 10.1109/RITA.2021.3136466