Title

Vendor based network engineering education: An international comparison

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

World Institute for Engineering and Technology Education

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Computer and Security Science

RAS ID

2161

Comments

Originally published as: Dharukeshwari, J., Maj, S.P. (2003). Vendor-based network engineering education: an international comparison. World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education. 2(2), 313 - 316. Original article available here

Abstract

Universities are increasingly required to respond to market forces, such as employer and employee expectations. One such solution is to incorporate a vendor-based curriculum as part of a university award. However, there are advantages and disadvantages to this response. The article analyses such an approach and includes an international comparison. The survey findings reveal that a majority of students, academics and employers support the integration of vendor-based curricula in university education, where the curriculum emphasises a more academic approach with a complementary, vendor specific, practical component.