2 – Development of competence-based curriculum of Master degree study programme “Smart Environment and Climate Change management (SECCM)”

WP2 – Development of competence-based curriculum of Master degree study programme “Smart Environment and Climate Change management (SECCM)”

The development of master programme curriculum was realized starting from the analysis and comparison of curriculum currently deployed at the partner universities and other HEIs, and based on results of the surveys of the labour market and competences’ framework design. The SECCM Programme aims and the intended learning outcomes have been adjusted to the competence framework and developed in compliance to legal acts and stakeholders demands. 

The curriculum of the study programme was designed according to the Bologna process legal acts and demands of social partners. The programme design and the curriculum was approved in Egypt by Consortiums Universities’ Supreme Academic Councils and Ministry of Higher Education.

The following activities have been done:

2.1 Analysis of EU and EG educational programmesIn order to develop the new competence-based curriculum for the SECCM-Master degree study programme, curriculum with similar  topic deployed at Programme and Partners Universities and in other countries have been analysed and compared. Results from this review  have been used as basis for the development of a Master degree curriculum in SECCMReport
2.2 SECCM Programme aims and intended learning outcomesAccording to results obtained from the analysis of EU and EG educational programmes and taking into accounts the competence framework designed within WP1 and information gathered during the 1st training week, Partners have defined the aims and intended learning outcomes of the new study programme SECCM. Aims and outcomes
2.3 SECCM programme curriculum designBy means of internal meetings and desk reviews, EG Partners supported by EU consortium memebers worked on the development of the SECCM programme, selecting and designing tailored courses according to the competence framework and to aims and learning outcomes of the SECCM, receiving inputs from EU staff  in order to detail courses’ contents and add specific elective courses, discussing administrative regulations, admission requirements, steps and procedures for the accreditation of the new study programme in Egypt.Syllabus table
Courses description
Internal meeting (Hurgada, June 2018)Agenda
Internal workshop (Alexandria, August 2018)Minutes
2.4 Accreditation of Master degree study programme “Smart Environment and Climate Change Management”The developed study programme has gone through a number of steps for finalizing its formal accreditation in Partner Countries. The SECCM was first accredited for Alexandria University and then for South Valley University, Arab Academy for  and for Suez Canali University.1- Approval of the programme by the board of the Department (Department of Oceanography of Alexandria Univeristy)2- Approval of the programme by the board of the Faculty (Faculty of Science of Alexandria University)3- Approval of the programme by the committee of regulations in the university4- Approval of the programme by the board of post-graduate studies and research of Alexandria University6- Approval of the Committee of Basic Sciences (Supreme Council of Universities)7- Approval of the Ministry of Higher EducationOfficial Documents of SECCM accreditation (AU)
Accreditation at AASTMT
Accreditation at SVU
Accreditation at SCU
2.5 Double DegreeThe University of Catania completed the accreditation process of SECCM as a Double Degree, sharing the same course outline of the proposed Course in Egyptian Universities. The Course will be recognised at UNICT as a professional Master.Decree Double Degree