Vendor based network engineering education: An international comparison
World Institute for Engineering and Technology Education
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Computer and Security Science
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.