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A case study of curriculum review in hydrology and water resources engineering

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posted on 2018-02-12, 15:07 authored by Albert Rugumayo
Stakeholders and industry expressed concern at the lack of interest by many students in taking up careers in hydrology and water resources engineering . This was partly attributed to the limited extent of coverage in the courses offered in Department of Civil Engineering at Makerere University. This paper discusses how with the assistance from an industry based engineer, a new curriculum was designed that would reflect the requirements of industry and would compare favourably with any other course nationally and internationally. It also demonstrates new methods in teaching learning and assessment that supported the new curriculum. Reports from both the external examiner and stakeholders were very encouraging about the standard achieved. It suggests that curriculum revision should be a regular and should involve stakeholders.



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RUGUMAYO, A., 2005. A case study of curriculum review in hydrology and water resources engineering. IN: Kayaga, S. (ed). Maximising the benefits from water and environmental sanitation: Proceedings of the 31st WEDC International Conference, Kampala, Uganda, 31 October-4 November 2005 pp. 304-306.


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