Evolutionary Revision Model for Improvement of Computer Science Curriculum

  • Hennadiy Kravtsov
  • Vitaliy KobetsEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1007)


The onrush of information technology raises the task of revising curricula of specialties in computer science. The objectives of the study are to define the requirements and develop a model of the curriculum revision system in computer science.

Subject of the research: curriculum revision system in computer science.

Research methods: review and analysis of scientific publications, modeling of complex systems, questionnaires, expert method of evaluation.

The model of the revision system of the curriculum was created in accordance with the modern requirements of employers to the competence of university graduates in computer sciences. The architecture of this system is based on the research on the functionality of such elements as the Top Competences (required in the labor market), Employers’ Requirements, Learning outcomes (expected results of teachers) and the formation of the ICT curriculum. The expert method is used to assess the quality of the revision model of the curriculum on the example of a specialty in the field of computer science.

Results of the research: the requirements of the labor market to the competence of university graduates were investigated, systematized and formulated in the field of computer science. These requirements are the basis for the formation of a new or improved university curriculum.


Curriculum in computer science Curriculum revision model Requirements for the competences Learning outcomes Expert method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kherson State UniversityKhersonUkraine

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