A new approach in standardising a European curriculum in production engineering

F. Boud, O. Bayard, S. Chatti, D. Axinte, M. Nicolescu, J. Agirre

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The need for a flexible and versatile workforce that is constantly learning and upgrading its skills has led to a continual demand for courses in which employees are re-trained and updated on a lifelong basis. Students and workers now have to be prepared for a labour market in which they can be expected to change jobs many times, and they need to acquire appropriate skills that are transferable and portable across sectors, countries and cultures. This paper presents a new approach to unifying a European curriculum for production engineering. The paper discusses the background, developments, module structure, testing and ongoing work that is carried out in the European Production Engineering Certification project - a two year pilot project granted by the European Union Programme Leonardo da Vinci.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-496
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Journal of Engineering Education
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Accreditation
  • Certification
  • Engineering curriculum
  • Engineering education
  • Production engineering
  • VET (Vocational and Education Training)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Engineering (all)


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