Published On: Fri, Mar 23rd, 2018

The quality of all five Bachelor’s degree programs of the Faculty of Technology of the University of Curaçao again positively assessed by NVAO

UoCWILLEMSTAD - The University of Curaçao announced in a press release earlier this week that the quality of all existing Bachelor's degree programs at the Faculty of Technical Sciences (FdTW) has been positively assessed by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO). This concerns the courses Architecture, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Industrial Technology. This assessment came into force on February 28, 2018, and is in force until February 27, 2024. The previous one officially ended on March 1, 2018.

In February 2017, these programs were inspected by a panel of the NQA (Netherlands Quality Agency B.V.). The NQA is the Reviewing and Assessment Authority (VBI) that inspects higher professional education programs on behalf of NVAO. Based on the interviews conducted by the panel members of the NQA with the training management, the lecturers, students, the Examination Board, alumni and members of the professional field of each degree program, and the documents that the programs were required to submit, the panel members gave their opinion on the quality of these five programs based on the eleven standards of the NVAO assessment framework. Ultimately, this assessment was incorporated per study program in a visitation report with the advice to NVAO.

After the visit of the NQA in February 2017, a provisional (oral) advice was immediately given. This was good for all five courses. The staff of the college programs and the entire faculty were convinced that the final assessment of the NVAO would be positive, but not that the school has received the official letters from the NVAO, the can make it public.

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