REM-MTF Project

 

Project name: Reform of study programmes at MTF in line with the needs of Modern Education in the field of technologies, materials and environmental protection
Project acronym: REM-MTF
Name of institution: Faculty of Metallurgy and Technology, University of Montenegro

 

PROJECT SUMMARY

Objectives

Overall objectives
Organizing the systematic approach and developing the system for restructuring the existing engineering programmes at the Faculty which have been defined as outdated, not in line with modern labour market needs, not in line with modern approaches to the engineering education.

Specific objectives

Creation a reformed study programmes in accordance with new developments in engineering studies as well as creation of the possibility to deliver the pool of young engineers with diversified competences, professional as well as soft skills competences. Restructured study programmes will be in line with modern engineering education in EHEA which will enable better connectivity of our Faculty with EHEA and ERA as well as better mobility of our graduate students and young professionals. New curricula will also be the base for the future development of joint programmes on second and third level of study.

Faculty has made a kind of needs analysis along with the strategic approach to the future developments. The document “Analysis of the state-of-art of Faculty of Metallurgy and Technology” was adopted on Faculty Council in early October 2015.

Target group

In this case direct target group will be the group of students that will benefit from the modern education in line with the European wide best practices in engineering education, in terms of enhanced skills, competencies and capabilities which will make them competitive at the wider labour market.

Final beneficiaries

Modern education will enhance and intensify competence of graduates and two-ways mobility, employability, spirit of innovativeness and entrepreneurship, professional contacts with the international environment. The new generation of students will be capable to fit their professional knowledge in many new situations Europe-wide issues from the very beginning and to create new working atmosphere and way of communication. It is very important to note that this educational reform goes along with the structuring and referencing of national NQF, with the overall national commitment to ensure the quality of new qualifications as well as positioning of new qualifications within NQF. In these efforts, all the responsible stakeholders are involved and the dissemination of all the results and efforts is quite efficient. Employers are more than ever involved in the creation of study programmes and the whole system tends to be tailored-needs. Our reform tends to fit the results into the overall systems. Employers will have young professionals with the modern education, practically oriented with the working experience within the internship schemes, competent not only professionally, but also with the information literacy competences, with the IT competences as well as soft skills competences. The focus of reformed education will be put on practical training with low overload of fundamental disciplines with design of practical engineering situations and problems’ solving.

Estimated results

The results will be measurable and visible: New educational plan of reformed study programmes, upgraded infrastructure, better communication internal and external platform, better communication with labour market and employers, better employability of graduates, better mobility of graduates.