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THEIERE meeting

3rd Meeting , 3rd Year of activities

Gdansk, Poland

14th & 15th June 2003 (Saturday and Sunday)


14th June (Saturday) – Task 1


Welcome, apologies and absences


1 – Informations by co-ordinator:

-            Contacts with EU Commission about budget expenses; prevision that Gdansk meeting could be the last meeting of the network,

-            ITHET 2003;

-            Publication of monograph: contacts developed.


2 – Completion of Task 1: results obtained


Report was presented by J. M. Thiriet and discussed by all attendees:


Information about THEIERE website;


A - Contents of the monograph


Proposition and decision about the plan


1st part : Introduction and generalities

1.1 - Word of president of EAEEIE (Penti Lappalainen); word of president of Club EEA (Olivier Bonnaud); word of the coordinator of the THEIERE Thematic Network ( Maria João Martins); word by future President of SEFI (Alfredo Soeiro); Preface by Pedro LourtieRapporteur” from Bologna process at EU level.

1.2 - EIE: outline of a disciplinary field: the situation in Anglo-Saxon countries (ICT, EIE, ITEC, EECS); situation throughout Continental Europe.

1.3 – Actual implementation about the B-M-D scheme throughout Europe

1.4 – Some documents about B-M-D

a) Curricular Convergence in Higher Education (A. Garcia)

b) The Bologna Process and Its Implementation in Germany: A Critical Review (M. Hoffmann)

c) Passport to the ICT Industry –a PanICT project output (A. Ward)

Other contributions. Penti Lappalainen as reviewer


2nd part: Overview per country

2.1 - General information: Description of the system in the country; responsibilities on contents definition and accreditation process vs contents, degrees and accreditation;; Implementation of the B-M-D system in the country; procedures; references

2.2 - Figures on the weight of EIE in the country.

2.3 - Degrees in EIE in the country.

2.4 - References


With a revision about situation of contents in each country, it was decided to nominate reviewers of the contents for each country.


3nd part: Europe

3.1 - References

3.2 - Acknowledgement to participating persons.


Appendix A: List of institutions in the field of EIE in each country and http address

Appendix B: List of EIE degrees in each country.


B– Definition of the book title and other arrangements

It was decided that the book title is “Towards the harmonisation of Electrical and Information Engineering Education in Europe”.

Other arrangements were decided about logos and other text at the book cover and back pages: Logos of EAEEIE, THEIERE, Club EEA; text “ Based in the result of the EU funded Thematic Network THEIERE: Thematic Harmonisation in Electrical and Information EngineeRing in Europe; Project Nr. 10063-CP-1-2002-1- PT-ERASMUS-TN


C - Deadlines: 1st July, release 8 available at THEIERE website, feedback from reviewers 7th July.


D - Portal

Content is in development. Introduction of keywords and percentages related to each specialisation in the search engine.


E - Possible forms of dissemination.


3 – Synthesis of a common curriculum for bachelor degree.

It was decided that curricula to be proposed for each specialisation presents a common structure where courses on

Bases of Engineering: 30%

Bases of EIE: 30%

Specialisation: 30%

Non-technical subjects: 10 %

Specialisations and team coordinators are: Computers (Penti Lappalainen), Electronics (Olivier Bonnaud), Communications (Cyril Burkley), Power Systems (Jorge Esteves) and Automation and Control (Jan Ligus).

It was decided to divide attendees by specialisation groups in order to prepare proposals for each specialisation curriculum.


15th June (Sunday)

Following the precedent day, each specialisation team continued his work in order to prepare proposals for each specialisation curricula.

At the end, each team coordinator presented their teamwork. Curricula for each specialisation was proposed for a three year degree ( Bachelor in EIE), based on:

Bases of Engineering: 30%

Bases of EIE: 30%

Specialisation: 30%

Non-technical subjects: 10 %


A proposal of coordinated structure began to be prepared and Olivier Bonnaud presented a first coordination structure proposal.



4 - Task 2 – Pedagogical resources

Report was presented by Montse Novell (UPC-Barcelona) on the present status of all pedagogical resources available and discussed by all attendees.


Presentations about pedagogical resources developed by Jan Ligus, (TU Kosice, Slovakia) and Juan Carlos Burguillo, University of Vigo, on the new tools available resulting from the joint work with Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, both from Spain.


5 – Proposition from Université Henri Poincaré Nancy 1 for development and diffusion of some courses under their system



8.      Closing




                                                                                          Maria Joao Martins

                                                                                   Co-ordinator of THEIERE TN