In the academic year 2012-2013, the Faculty of Science and Technology of the New University of Lisbon (FCT/UNL) conducted a complete revision of its curriculum, with the goal of enhancing the training of its students and increasing the employability of its graduates. In its new profile, the FCT/UNL now includes three distinct teaching periods in an academic year, with the introduction of a five-week period between the two traditional semesters. During this period, several transferrable skills courses are taught in an intensive regimen. In this article, we present the motivations that led to the creation of the course entitled 'CTCT - Transferable Skills for Science and Technology', its incorporation into the new curricular profile of the FCT/UNL, its main objectives, and its syllabus. We also present the methods used in the allocation of students to classes and groups and the feedback from teachers and students participating in the course.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2015 International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-8707-8
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2015
EventInternational Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2015 - Firenze, Italy
Duration: 20 Sept 201524 Sept 2015


ConferenceInternational Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2015


  • Academic Curriculum
  • Soft Skills
  • Transferrable Competencies


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