Specifying and comparing informatics curricula through UCSI®

  • Fred Mulder
  • Anneke E. N. Hacquebard
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT)


UCSI is a classification system primarily aiming at informatics education and training. Since its conception in 1992 it has been used in various pilot projects in different educational sectors in the Netherlands. In this paper we discuss the origin, the scope and possible applications of UCSI. Also some results are presented of a study in which curricula of four Dutch educational programmes for informatics engineers were compared. These results both exemplify the approach and give indications for other relevant curriculum studies, especially in an international context.


Informatics other disciplines curriculum (general) taxonomies levels of competence educational profiles 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fred Mulder
    • 1
  • Anneke E. N. Hacquebard
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering (Informatics)Open UniversityHeerlenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Consultancy for Informatics and Education Hacquebard bv Keppelseweg 48HummeloThe Netherlands

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