Establishing a Systems & ICT Master program in the International Framework
Control Systems Department, GIPSA-lab, Université Joseph Fourier, 961 rue de la Houille Blanche BP 46, Grenoble, France
2 G2E-lab, Université Joseph Fourier, 961 rue de la Houille Blanche BP 46, Grenoble, France
This paper presents a new international master curriculum in the field of information and control technologies (ICT) focused on industrial process automation (IPA). The education objectives are set according to the latest concepts developed in ICT for process automation, with clear specifications towards engineering and industry. The curriculum, expected learning outcomes and general and specific competencies are defined following some quality specifications issued at the European level. The organization and recognition issues for student exchange objectives between the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (US) are discussed. Finally, a feedback from the first years of the program provides some insights for the students’ enrollment, projects definition and possible ways of curriculum improvement. The proposed program architecture, contents and pedagogic approach can serve as a motivation for new developments in Systems & ICT Master programs and related curriculum design.
Key words: curriculum design / engineering education / information and control technologies in education / Master’s education / systems engineering
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