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Sergio Luján-Mora. Computing Curricula at the University of Alicante. In Marek Milosz, Waldemar Wójcik (Ed.), Kompetentny absolwent informatyki 2012, p. 107-122, PTI Polskie Towarzystwo Informatyczne, Lublin (Poland). ISBN: 978-83-931710-7-1.
Computing is a broad discipline that crosses the boundaries between business, mathematics, science, engineering, and many other areas. In today’s world, nearly everyone needs to use computers, and many will want to study computing in some form.
New computing disciplines emerge over time and knowledge changes rapidly in computing. Therefore, several reports that define and update guidelines for computing curricula have appeared over the past four decades. Computing Curricula 2005 from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Association for Information Systems (AIS), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – Computer Society (IEEE-CS) provides an overview of the different kinds of undergraduate degree programs in computing that are currently available.
Based on Computing Curricula 2005, new undergraduate degree programs on computing were elaborated during the last few years in Spain. These undergraduate degree programs cover the following areas: Computer engineering (CE), Computer science (CS), Information systems (IS), Information technology (IT), and Software engineering (SE).
The University of Alicante started the new undergraduate degree program on computing in 2010. This new program has a length of four years, 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) per year, and 1 ECTS is equivalent to 25 hours of lecture, laboratory, tutorials, and so on. In total, this program has duration of 6.000 hours during 4 years.