Generic Competencies in the Education of Engineers: The Case of Engineering Program in a Public University in Mexico

Alejandra García-Serna, José Luis Arcos-Vega, Juan José Sevilla-García, María Amparo Oliveros-Ruíz


We present an analysis regarding generic skills on engineering program offered in a public state university in Mexico (UABC). The university implemented a new educational model changing rigid programs to flexible programs based on competencies. The goal is to determine generic skills related to the four pillars of learning: learning to do, learning to know, learning to be, and learning to live together. This work is non experimental, cross-sectional, and descriptive. The study reflect upon the generic competences that students consider are being promoted during their first years in the university and provides a reference for the methodology to identify development of generic skills in engineering students.

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Copyright (c) 2017 Alejandra García-Serna, José L Arcos-Vega, Juan J. Sevilla-García, María A Oliveros-Ruíz

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Higher Education Studies  ISSN 1925-4741 (Print)   ISSN 1925-475X (Online)


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