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Evaluation and reformation (2011) of the geomatics education programs at Belgium academic universities

Alain De Wulf UGent, Timothy Nuttens UGent, Cornelis Stal UGent and Philippe De Maeyer UGent (2011) INTED 2011 : 5th international technology, education and development conference. p.3183-3192
abstract
In 1990 a 4-year curriculum degree of "Licence in Geography option Land Surveying" was introduced at two Belgian academic universities: both at the "Universite De Liege" and at the "Universiteit Gent" ("Ghent University"). Due to the BAMA revolution (2005), these degrees have been converted in Belgium into a 5-year curriculum finalised into an academic "Master in Geomatics and Surveying" (Universiteit Gent) or a "Master in Geography, option Geomatics and Geometrology" (Universite de Liege). The academic bachelor degrees that give direct access to the Master curriculum, so without additional compulsory courses, are the "Bachelor in Geography" (Universite de Liege) and the "Bachelor in Geography and Geomatics, Main subject: Surveying" (Universiteit Gent). At academic universities in Belgium, the geomatics/surveying is related to geographical sciences and affiliated to the Faculties of Sciences. On the contrary, University Colleges (also called Technical Universities) offer mostly professional Bachelor degrees and some academic Bachelor and Master degrees, while Universities only offer academic degrees. Typically at University Colleges, the studies in Surveying don't exist as an independent type of education. They are seen as a continuation of the academic Bachelor in Applied Engineering sciences in Construction option Surveying (Master in Applied Engineering Sciences in Land Surveying - the degree offered at University Colleges). After 5 years, it has been decided (November 2010) to reformthe programs, based on the experience with the former ones. This article will give - and comment on - the experiences with the old program and the changes made in November 2010 to form a new and better "Master in Geomatics and Surveying" program. Also the different trajectories a student can follow to obtain this type of master degree will be explained.
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Geomatics education, ecucation program reformation, program evaluation
in
INTED 2011 : 5th international technology, education and development conference
editor
LG Chova, IC Torres and AL Martinez
pages
3183 - 3192
publisher
International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED)
conference name
5th International Technology, Education and Development conference (INTED 2011)
conference location
Valencia, Spain
conference start
2011-03-07
conference end
2011-03-09
Web of Science type
Proceedings Paper
Web of Science id
000326447703030
ISBN
9788461474233
language
English
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yes
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P1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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1186323
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1186323
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2011-03-11 12:12:14
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  abstract     = {In 1990 a 4-year curriculum degree of {\textacutedbl}Licence in Geography option Land Surveying{\textacutedbl} was introduced at two Belgian academic universities: both at the {\textacutedbl}Universite De Liege{\textacutedbl} and at the {\textacutedbl}Universiteit Gent{\textacutedbl} ({\textacutedbl}Ghent University{\textacutedbl}). Due to the BAMA revolution (2005), these degrees have been converted in Belgium into a 5-year curriculum finalised into an academic {\textacutedbl}Master in Geomatics and Surveying{\textacutedbl} (Universiteit Gent) or a {\textacutedbl}Master in Geography, option Geomatics and Geometrology{\textacutedbl} (Universite de Liege).
The academic bachelor degrees that give direct access to the Master curriculum, so without additional compulsory courses, are the {\textacutedbl}Bachelor in Geography{\textacutedbl} (Universite de Liege) and the {\textacutedbl}Bachelor in Geography and Geomatics, Main subject: Surveying{\textacutedbl} (Universiteit Gent). At academic universities in Belgium, the geomatics/surveying is related to geographical sciences and affiliated to the Faculties of Sciences.
On the contrary, University Colleges (also called Technical Universities) offer mostly professional Bachelor degrees and some academic Bachelor and Master degrees, while Universities only offer academic degrees. Typically at University Colleges, the studies in Surveying don't exist as an independent type of education. They are seen as a continuation of the academic Bachelor in Applied Engineering sciences in Construction option Surveying (Master in Applied Engineering Sciences in Land Surveying - the degree offered at University Colleges).
After 5 years, it has been decided (November 2010) to reformthe programs, based on the experience with the former ones. This article will give - and comment on - the experiences with the old program and the changes made in November 2010 to form a new and better {\textacutedbl}Master in Geomatics and Surveying{\textacutedbl} program. Also the different trajectories a student can follow to obtain this type of master degree will be explained.},
  author       = {De Wulf, Alain and Nuttens, Timothy and Stal, Cornelis and De Maeyer, Philippe},
  booktitle    = {INTED 2011 : 5th international technology, education and development conference},
  editor       = {Chova, LG and Torres, IC and Martinez, AL},
  isbn         = {9788461474233},
  keyword      = {Geomatics education,ecucation program reformation,program evaluation},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Valencia, Spain},
  pages        = {3183--3192},
  publisher    = {International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED)},
  title        = {Evaluation and reformation (2011) of the geomatics education programs at Belgium academic universities},
  year         = {2011},
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Chicago
De Wulf, Alain, Timothy Nuttens, Cornelis Stal, and Philippe De Maeyer. 2011. “Evaluation and Reformation (2011) of the Geomatics Education Programs at Belgium Academic Universities.” In INTED 2011 : 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, ed. LG Chova, IC Torres, and AL Martinez, 3183–3192. International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED).
APA
De Wulf, A., Nuttens, T., Stal, C., & De Maeyer, P. (2011). Evaluation and reformation (2011) of the geomatics education programs at Belgium academic universities. In L. Chova, I. Torres, & A. Martinez (Eds.), INTED 2011 : 5th international technology, education and development conference (pp. 3183–3192). Presented at the 5th International Technology, Education and Development conference (INTED 2011), International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED).
Vancouver
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De Wulf A, Nuttens T, Stal C, De Maeyer P. Evaluation and reformation (2011) of the geomatics education programs at Belgium academic universities. In: Chova L, Torres I, Martinez A, editors. INTED 2011 : 5th international technology, education and development conference. International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED); 2011. p. 3183–92.
MLA
De Wulf, Alain, Timothy Nuttens, Cornelis Stal, et al. “Evaluation and Reformation (2011) of the Geomatics Education Programs at Belgium Academic Universities.” INTED 2011 : 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference. Ed. LG Chova, IC Torres, & AL Martinez. International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED), 2011. 3183–3192. Print.