This week I had a chance to present our experiences from building a sustainable software engineering program (MSc) at University of Gothenburg.
The talk was given at the SANORD symposium at Karlstad University.
The link to the talk is here: Presentation (PDF)
Software Engineering is one of the newest engineering fields with a growing need from the society side. The field develops rapidly which poses challenges in developing sustainable software engineering education – allowing the alumni to be effective in their work over a long period of time (long-term impact of the education) and keeping the education attractive for the potential students and industry.
The objective of this presentation is to describe the experiences from using business intelligence methods to develop, profile and monitor software engineering education on the master level. In particular we address the following research questions:
- Which data sources should be used in developing a profile of a master program?
- How to combine, prioritize and communicate the analyses of the data from the different sources?
- How to identify barriers and enables of attractive sustainable software engineering education?
The results are a set of experiences from using data from the national agencies in Sweden (e.g. the Swedish Council for Higher Education – UHR, the Swedish job agency – Arbetsförmedlingen, international master education portals – mastersportal.eu) as input in development and evaluation of a master program in Software Engineering at University of Gothenburg.
The conclusions show that using the available sources lead to creating sustainable programs and we recommend using the data sources to a larger extent in the national and international level.