PROJECT

Project ID

Project Acronym: SENVIBE

Project Title: ‘Strengthening Educational Capacities by Building Competences and Cooperation in the Field of Noise and Vibration Engineering’

Project Call: Erasmus+  Capacity Building in Higher Education  EAC/A05/2017

Project Reference Number: 598241-EPP-1-2018-1-RS-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

Grant Agreement Number: 2018 – 3226/ 001 – 001

Project Duration: 15/11/2018 – 14/11/2021

Coordinating Institution: University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Project Coordinator: Professor Ivana Kovacic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Specific Project Objectives

The wider aim of this SENVIBE project is to improve and build national educational capacities, cooperation and competences in dealing with environmental and occupational noise and vibration (No&Vib) engineering issues in accordance with ongoing EU integration strategies and the needs identified in Serbia.
There are four Specific Project Objectives (SPOs):
SPO1. To modernise existing courses in the field of No&Vib as well as to develop and implement new courses tailor-made for students of undergraduate programmes of six different engineering departments (Environmental Engineering, Occupational Safety Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Traffic Engineering); SPO2. To create and implement two types of Life-Long Learning (LLL) courses for practitioners in the fields of No&Vib Engineering, Environmental Protection and Occupational Safety; SPO3. To develop and implement a new MSc programme in Vibro-Acoustic Engineering (VAE), enabling students to strengthen their knowledge and build specific soft skills in three different sub-disciplines: i) Environmental Noise and Vibration, ii) Acoustical Engineering and iii) Vibration Engineering; SPO4. To establish a No&Vib Hub – a central unit launching and facilitating strategic cooperation among the key stakeholders engaged in No&Vib management: academia, local industry and local and national authorities. Besides these aims, all the educational activities are also accompanied with the additional aim to introduce new teaching methodologies, including the use of e-tools and b-learning approaches, aiming either at facilitating more intesive interaction between teachers and students/trainees or enabling them to fit the activities planned into their everyday activities with a possibility for distance learning or repetitive insights into learning material, including experiments, via an ICT platform that will be created. The equipment will be either modernised when it exists, or a new one will be installed if the HEI does not have it. The current teachers and university staff, including technicians, will be trained on the new courses, methodologies and equipment.

WORKPLAN Project Year 1: Gantt Chart

WORKPLAN Project Year 1: Deadlines and Expected Deliverables/Results/Outcomes

Activities

Deadline

Expected Deliverables/

Results/Outcomes

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Title

1.1.

Survey and comparison of Serbian and EU education in No&Vib

14/01/2019

Report

1.2.

Define tailor-made learning outcomes for students of six EDs

14/04/2019

Report

1.3.

Define and shape the learning outcomes for LLL courses

14/07/2019

Report

1.4.

Review and analysis of the existing MSc VAE programmes in EU

14/04/2019

Report

1.5.

Define learning outcomes for an MSc VAE programme in Serbia

14/07/2019

Report

1.6.

No&Vib Hub: matching the EU trends with the needs in Serbia

14/04/2019

Report

1.7.

Report on needs analysis and gaps detected 

14/09/2019

Report

2.1.

Requirements, design and enhancement of an ICT platform

14/10/2020

Report, Service/Product

2.2.

Procure, install and activate the equipment

14/10/2019

Service/Product

2.3.

Training of Serbian teachers and technicians

01/09/2020

Event, Service/Product

5.1.

Development of the MSc curriculum in VAE

14/02/2020

Report

5.2.

Development of e-learning and b-learning materials

15/03/2020

Teaching material,

 Learning material

6.1.

Define a framework for cooperation between the stakeholders

14/01/2020

Report

7.1.

Development of quality control mechanisms

14/01/2019 (proposal) changed to

14/02/2019 (Kick-off meeting)

Report, Service/Product

7.2.

Internal and external reviews of the processes and outcomes

15/10/2021

Report, Teaching material,

 Learning material, Training material

8.1.

Preparation of the Project Dissemination Strategy with KPIs

14/02/2019

Event, Report, Service/Product

8.2.

Development and maintainance of the SENVIBE website

Beta version: 01/12/2018;

Maintenance: 14/11/2021

Service/Product

8.3.

Producing and publishing promotional material

14/10/2021

Service/Product

8.4.

Media, enrolment and promo campaigns

14/11/2021

Event, Service/Product

8.7.

Institutional sustainability 1.

Institutional sustainability 2.

14/09/2021

Report, Service/Product

9.1.

Establishing project internal management structures

25/11/2018

Event, Report

9.2.

Organizing project coordination meetings

01/11/2021

Event

9.3.

Development of management and reporting procedures

01/02/2019

Report, Service/Product

9.4.

Development of internal communication plan

14/12/2018

Report, Service/Product

9.5.

Daily project management 

14/11/2021

Report, Service/Product