Competences

I am not writing about the competences I achieved during my other studies. These are processed in the skills I already achieved. See my Skills page

At my new study named Computer Science I have the course named ‘Skills’ whole year long and it teaches me how to cope with and make a report of my achieved skills.

In short I will explain the competences of this new study. The competences are divided into different parts. These eight professional skills you need to achieve in those four years of study to become a professional in the IT sector. First there are the specific professional competences of Computer Science.  Secondly are the general ‘University of Applied Sciences’ competences and thirdly the ‘Dublin Descriptors’.
With all these I am working and learning – and finally achieving – these years of study.

Professional Competences

  • Managing
  • Analyzing
  • Advising
  • Designing
  • Realization / Achieving

General Computer Science Competences

  1. Leadership and decide
  2. Support and cooperate
  3. Interacting and present
  4. Analyse and interpret
  5. Creating and conceptualizing
  6. Organize and carry
  7. Adapting and cope
  8. Enterprise and perform

These eight competences are – again – divided into several ‘Dublindescriptors’.

As an example of higher music education

Dublin Descriptors

The Dublin descriptors are the learning outcomes for the Bachelor (and Master’s) studies at universities and colleges in Europe (2004)

  • Applying knowledge and understanding
  • Communication
  • Judgement
  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Learning Skills

Dublindescriptors and the final terms to describe the level of studies of universities in Europe. At the bachelors level this is described as follows:

This cycle typically include 180-240 ECTS credits

Qualifications that signify completion of the first cycle (e.g. Bachelor’s degrees) are awarded to students who:

  • have demonstrated knowledge and understanding in a field of study that builds upon their general secondary education, and is typically at a level that, whilst supported by advanced textbooks, includes some aspects that will be informed by knowledge of the forefront of their field of study;
  • can apply their knowledge and understanding in a manner that indicates a professional approach to their work or vocation, and have competences typically demonstrated through devising and sustaining arguments and solving problems within their field of study;
  • have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their field of study) to inform judgements that include reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues;
  • can communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences;
  • have developed those learning skills that are necessary for them to continue to undertake further study with a high degree of autonomy.

The first cycle (e.g. Bachelor’s degrees) of the Qualifications Framework of the European Higher Education Area refers to level 6 of the European Union’s European Qualifications Framework.

Source: ecahe.eu

At the study Computer Science I can achieve 220 points in four years.

 

I hope all this information will make the education competences system of Europe more clear.

Greetings by Sophie