Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, INNODOCT 2019

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From specialized to core course in Telecommunications degree: Experiences from digital electronic design and verification
Antonio Martínez, Alejandro Liberos, Jose M. Monzo, Marcos Martinez, Jorge Daniel Martinez, Rafael Gadea

Last modified: 10-04-2020


The European Higher Education Area (EHEA) defines the competences for professional practice of a Telecommunications Engineer. The School of Telecommunication Engineering of the Universitat Politècnica de València (Valencia, Spain) provides an integrated education program consisting of  a Graduate (GITST) + Master (MUIT). The GITST course offers four specialization tracks: Electronics, Telematics, Communication Systems and Multimedia for the proper acquisition of knowledge and competences of the future Telecommunications Engineers. In 2018, the graduate program has implemented a structural change in the organization of subjects for reinforcing important skills, in which a course on digital electronics design and verification (Integration of Digital Systems, ISDIGI) has been transformed into a core subject of the study plan. In this paper, we describe the methodology and adaptation of ISDIGI (i.e. a project-based learning intermediate HDL course that includes design and verification abilities) to the new GITST Curriculum. In addition, this paper describes the process of moving from specialized to core subject.


Telecommunications; Digital Electronics; EHEA; study plan

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