Curriculum: A group of related courses, often in a special field of study: ‘the engineering curriculum‘. In UK terminology, the modules which make up a degree programme.
Syllabus: The subjects or topics studied for a particular module (USA: class): a document which lists these subjects and states how the module will be assessed.
What you might take away from this chapter:
- Every student is different;
- There is much more to the student experience than the technical curriculum or even the taught curriculum. The problem is to devise and implement an appropriate set of experiences which either cover, or give the opportunity for the student to cover, the important non-technical issues;
- A good engineering curriculum cannot be static. It must change with society and with the students’ prior experience, expectations and attitudes.