Ingeniare. Revista chilena de ingeniería
On-line version ISSN 0718-3305
SALGADO, Fabricio; CORRALES, José; MUNOZ, Luis and DELGADO, Juan. Design of course programs based on competences and their application at the Universidad del Bío-Bío, Chile. Ingeniare. Rev. chil. ing. [online]. 2012, vol.20, n.2, pp.267-278. ISSN 0718-3305. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-33052012000200013.
The Universidad del Bío-Bío is in process of establishment of an educational model based on competences. In this context, the course programs should be adapted to the new educational model. This paper shows that the change of the educational model is manifested in course programs providing consistent, coherent and clearly the necessary information that the student will learn: competences or expected learning, formative strategies that will be used, activities that are carried out, and the way the students will be evaluated: strategies, criteria and indicators. Some guides are given for the design of a course program and an application example is shown. This work is one of the first efforts in the establishment of the institutional educational model at the Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering at the Universidad del Bío-Bío.
Keywords : Design; competences; course programs; educative model; formative strategies.