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Educational Objectives, Outcomes and Competencies Assesment for a Latin American Materials Engineering ProgramThis works discusses the strategies deployed at the School of Mechanical and ElectricalEngineering of the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, for the assesment ofProgram Educational Objecives (PEOs), outcomes and competencies of the MaterialsEngineering Undergraduate program. This program has been reviewed and accredited by twoMexican agencies and recently efforts were made to adapt our procedures to comply withinternational standards and accreditation processes. Thus we succesfully reviewed and evolvedour systematic procedure for the assestment of PEOs, outcomes and competencies taking intoaccount our university academic and educational model which is based on six main components:learning-centered education, competencies-based education, curricular flexibility,internationalization and academic innovation. We had to adapt our grading system in order toasses the deveolpment of competencies throughout the different courses in the five year (tensemesters) program, passing from a single average grade to a multiple-grading systems. Thecontinuous improvement processes were particulary worked in order to integrate the programconstituencies inputs, the tutorship and guidance from the faculty members, while at the sametime complying with our ISO-certified administrative processes. We firmly believe that one keyfactor that accounts for the attainment of our PEOs is the strong collaboration with the regionalindustry which help us to offer a realistic project-based experience to our students which oftenresults in sucessful research projects and publications. We also believe that our model can be ofhelp for other Latin American engineering programs trying to evolve to international standards.
Hinojosa-Rivera, M., & Reyes-Melo, M. E., & Cazares, J. A. (2015, June), Educational Objectives, Outcomes and Competencies Assesment for a Latin American Materials Engineering Program Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23912
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