Towards a New Curriculum: The DEREC Experience
This volume presents the experience of developing a new undergraduate curriculum on "Environmental and Resources Engineering" at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje in FYR Macedonia, in the framework of the TEMPUS CD_JEP_19028_2004 DEREC – Development of Environmental and Resources Engineering Curriculum (2005-2008). This publication describes the methodology, instruments and processes employed in the curriculum development. It is divided into two main parts. The first part describes the European Consortium approach (including papers from all representatives of Consortium Member institutions in the European Union and the external project experts). The second part describes the approach adopted by the various faculty representatives of the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje and the South East European University of Tetovo, in FYR Macedonia. This book is designed to serve as an updated, coherent and concrete set of instruments for the achievement of similar project objectives. Enrica Caporali is Associate Professor of Hydrology and Hydraulic Structures and holds the Chair in Environmental and Resources Engineering at the University of Florence, Italy. She has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship by the University of Florence and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA). She is Grantholder of the TEMPUS Joint European Project DEREC – Development of Environmental and Resources Engineering Curriculum. Atanasko Tuneski is Full Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Skopje, University Sts. Cyril and Methodius, Macedonia. He is the Head of the Automation Department at the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Automation and Coordinator of the Environmental and Resources Engineering Studies at the same University. He is also Project Coordinator of the TEMPUS Joint European Project DEREC – Development of Environmental and Resources Engineering Curriculum.