The graduate of the Associate Degree Projectleader Engineering can demonstrate that s/he has achieved the following learning outcomes:
1. Ability to analyse. The graduate demonstrates this by:
• selecting relevant information with respect to a problem statement;
• indicating possible effects on business economics, society, and the field;
• formulating a clear problem statement, goal, and task on the basis of the client’s wishes;
• drawing up a list of technical and non-technical requirements;
• modelling an existing product, process, or service.
2. Ability to design. The graduate demonstrates this by:
• thinking up and selecting solutions on the basis of the list of requirements;
• creating detailed designs on the basis of the selected solution;
• taking into account the feasibility and testability of the design;
• verifying the design on the basis of the list of requirements;
• selecting appropriate design tools;
• compiling documentation about the product, service, or process.
3. Ability to realize. The graduate demonstrates this by:
• making proper use of materials, processes, methods and standards;
• assembling components into an integral product, service, or process;
• verifying and validating the product, service or process on the basis of the list of requirements;
• documenting the realization process.
4. Ability to operate. The graduate demonstrates this by:
• implementing, testing, integrating, and commencing the operating of a new product, service, or process;
• contributing to operating systems and/or maintenance plans, both corrective (monitoring and optimising) and preventive (anticipating);
• testing the performance of a product, service, or process on the basis of quality standards;
• providing feedback in case of changes in the circumstances and/or performance of a product, service, or process.
5. Management skills. The graduate demonstrates this by:
• setting up projects, estimating the amount of time and money involved, considering and estimating risks, setting up project documentation, and organising resources people and means);
• monitoring and adjusting activities in terms of time, money, quality, information and organisation,
• communicating task- and process-oriented;
• managing staff members, encouraging collaboration and delegating tasks;
• communicating and working together with others in a pluralistic, international and/or multidisciplinary environment and meeting the requirements of participating in a labour organisation.
6. Ability to advise. The graduate demonstrates this by:
• imagining him/herself in the position of the client;
• clarifying the client’s need;
• translating the client’s need into technically and economically feasible solutions;
• underpinning the advice and convincing the client;
• adequately maintaining relations with clients.
7. Research skills. The graduate demonstrates this by:
• formulating the goals of an intended research on the basis of the research question;
• independently selecting (scientific) literature and other sources of information in order to study the question in more depth, and to assess the reliability of the information sources;
• summarizing, structuring and interpreting results and draw conclusions with regard to the research question;
• reporting the results according to the rules of the field; critically evaluating the selected approach on the basis of the results obtained in the study, and providing suggestions for future research.
8 Professional skills. The graduate demonstrates this by:
• independently selecting and pursuing a learning goal and strategy, and reflecting on the extent to which a learning goal has been achieved;
• having a flexible attitude in various professional duties;
• weighing the pros and cons in professional and ethical dilemmas and taking decisions that take into account generally approved values and standards;
• providing and receiving constructive feedback;
• reflecting on his/her own actions, thoughts, and results;
• using various forms and means of communication to communicate effectively in both Dutch and English .