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Strategic ALignment of Electrical and Information Engineering in European Higher Education Institutions

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SALEIE Project | Policy Hub | For Students

Higher Education Policy Hub: For Students


This section of the Governance/Policy Hub is aimed at you, the student of a Higher Education Institution anywhere in Europe. It provides you with information on matters the SALEIE project considers to be important for you when you are considering any form of exchange programme with another institution or, to a lesser extent, work placement. Our focus is in the Electrical and Information Engineering disciplines specificall with reference to programmes in the European key technical challenge areas but the information in this site is also designed to be of use in supporting students with disabilities, special needs and those with special considerations.

Dictionary of terms

In our study of the governance of Higher Education programmes and the policies that are associated with them across Europe we found considerable variability in the understanding of certain terms. We have NOT sought to attempt to produce a standardisation of terminology but we have felt the need to produce a dictionary of terms as we have used them within the project and hence in all the documents you will find on this website. You will come across different terminology when you explore different institutions websites and documents - we advise you not to make assumptions about what you think an institution means by a term and do not automatically assume they mean the same as your institution - they may not - check.


Policy Guides

Early work on the project showed that there are considerable differences in the way programmes are quality assured, in the way external evaluation of programmes is achieved; who can create new and make changes to existing academic programmes; the influence your fellow students and industry can have on the education system; the considerations given to students with disabilities, special and unconventional needs; mobility and life-long learning processes; and information managament. We have created a number of guides for different countries by way of introductions to these countries - with a number of the briefing guides available in multiple languages - if you are planning to visit an institution in a different country check out our policy guides to see if there is one that covers your target country - some are available in different languages.


Module Specification

When you are considering undertaking an exchange, especially in a discipline where the modules you are taking are, to some extent, controlled by Professional Institutions to which you are or may wish to become a member of, it will be your and your institution's responsibility to ensure you are academically prepared for the modules you study during your exchange and that these modules academically prepare you for the modules you will have when you return and that they meet the requirements of the Professional Institution. This will require you and/or your institution to review the modules you plan to take. In the SALEIE project we found wide variations in the level of detail provided about modules and we have proposed a generic template for a module - basically the template tells you the important inforation the institution needs to see in order to make a good judgement on the suitability of modules. Take a look at the specification form to get a feel for what you should be interested in when you are looking to select modules to study.