About project

Project title: Engineering Curricula Design aligned with EQF and EUR-ACE Standards
Project acronym: ECDEAST
Submission N: 511121-TEMPUS-1-2010-1-DE-TEMPUS-JPCR
Duration: 36 months (October 15, 2010 October 14, 2013)
Coordinator: Hochschule Wismar (Germany)
Legal representative: Prof. Norbert Grünwald, Rector of Hochschule Wismar

 Project Summary

The ECDEAST project objective is to ensure that Russian universities have advanced curricula for programmes in line with new development in the chosen engineering areas and according to the Bologna Process (EQF) and European standards for the quality of engineering education (EUR-ACE).

Three leading Russian engineering universities with help of European partners jointly will:

  • develop a methodology for engineering curriculum design based on the alignment of EQF & EUR-ACE Standards with Federal educational standards requirements to structure of programmes and graduates' competencies;
  • train the PC universities' faculty to design engineering curricula according to EUR-ACE requirements with using of ECTS;
  • develop/update and implement 3 master engineering programmes and course modules materials at TPU, BMSTU and SPbSPU according to EUR-ACE requirements with using of ECTS and Dublin Descriptors;
  • prepare the developed programmes for accreditation with awarding of the EUR-ACE label

 Project Outputs

The main project outputs are:

  • Guidelines on engineering programme design;
  • New curricula of 3 engineering programmes at TPU, BMSTU and SPbSPU (one in each);
  • Updated syllabi and teaching materials of courses and modules with ECTS credits allocated to learning outcomes;
  • Trained faculty of TPU (25), BMSTU(25) and SPbSPU (25) for curriculum design;
  • Experience gained through teacher exchange (36), then shared;
  • New programmes (3) implemented at TPU, BMSTU and SPbSPU (one in each);
  • Programmes evaluated by peers against EUR-ACE Standards;
  • Informative project website, promotional materials disseminated;
  • Book on engineering curriculum design.