Data Science and Knowledge Engineering: From Knowledge Engineering to Knowledge Creation

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Since its start in 1992, the bachelor’s programme knowledge engineering has had a strong focus on research and practical applications through its project-centred learning (pcl) approach. Pcl has been a key factor for the programme’s high ranking over the last 20 years. The introduction of marble in the bachelor data science and knowledge engineering has strengthened the programme’s research profile. Evidence for this is the high number of former marble students that decided to continue with a phd after obtaining a master’s degree. Fifty percent of the students from the first years of the marble programme currently hold a position as a phd student at maastricht university and other universities. A problem for the marble programme has always been the competition with other choices such as completing a minor or participation in the exchange programme. Excellent students often wish to broaden their horizons and consider the exchange programme as an option. The recently introduced ke@work programme, which enables excellent students to work part-time at a company during their study, will not only influence the participation in marble but also the current research profile of the bachelor data science and knowledge engineering. The projects on which students work at companies will often be more application oriented than the current department of data science and knowledge engineering’s (dke) projects. The bachelor’s thesis is still the result of a research project. However, a bachelor’s thesis project at a company may focus more on applied research than a bachelor’s thesis project at dke.keywordscurriculum modelsknowledge engineeringproject-centred learningundergraduate research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch-Based Learning: Case Studies from Maastricht University
EditorsEllen Bastiaens, Jonathan van Tilburg, Jeroen van Merriënboer
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-50991-4
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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