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Developing flexible engineering curricula within the European system of co-operative education

The project aims to promote smart specialisation of tertiary education in the new EU member states Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia to help students acquire skills for the job market, especially those relevant to industry, thereby strengthening the economies of these regions in the long term.

Dual engineering course

The co-operative or dual education system, which originated in the Anglo-American world but is becoming increasingly popular in Europe, was considered to be particularly suitable as it is flexible and adapts very rapidly to evolving economic and technological circumstances.

Mechatronics, shipbuilding and production technology

Universities in Sibiu, Varna and Pula joined forces with higher education institutions in Europe with experience in co-operative education in order to develop and implement three engineering Bachelor’s degree courses in mechatronics, shipbuilding and production technology.
Developing the courses involves creating an appropriate curriculum and a toolkit for structuring, assessing and documenting practical training for both the academic and the vocational mentors.
This will ultimately result in methodical guidelines for designing and implementing practice-integrated university courses in technological disciplines which meet the relevant national framework conditions and also European standards.


Kick-off meeting of the project team

Project partners
  • Wismar University of Applied Sciences (Lead)
  • Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
  • Marquardt Schaltsysteme Sibiu
  • Continental Automotive Systems Sibiu
  • German-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Technical University Varna
  • Keppel FELS Baltech Ltd
  • MTG-Dolphin
  • Polytechnic Pula
  • Holcim (Hrvatska) d.o.o.
  • ULJANIK Shipyard
  • German-Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Croatian Chamber of Economy (Associate Partner)
  • Region of Istria (Associate Partner)
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