As a consequence of the Bologna Process the Danish higher educational system has fully adopted the 3+2 system. Access to Master of Science programmes is now granted to either Bachelor of Science or Professional Bachelor degree holders. The latter is known for admitting people with vocational qualifications. Hence, it is now possible for a lad to go through apprenticeship, and later entering an Architectural Technology and Construction Management education, and finally, ending with a Master of science degree. Now in its fourth year of allowing MSc students with such a background, it is possible to share some of the collected experience. So far it has been a success, but there have been hurdles. Students with vocational background combined with a professional bachelor degree are different from students with a Bachelor of Science background. This applies to the areas of among others: Mathematical skills and practical knowledge. The main success is that candidates have entered the job market with high success. Data has been collected through interviews and surveys with graduates, teachers and coordinators within the new master programme in construction management at Aalborg University in Denmark. This exercise has given insight what distinguishes traditional Master of sciences graduates and these new graduates.
Proceedings of the Construction, Building and Real Estate Conference: Cobra 2012, 2012, p. 712-719
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Construction, Building and Real Estate Conference, 2012