Transferable Competence Frameworks for Automotive Industry

Georg Macher*, Eugen Brenner, Richard Messnarz, Damjan Ekert, Mick Feloy

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Never before in the history of human activity has there been such rapid knowledge growth and associated knowledge change as is the case with our modern information technologies. The European automotive industry generates 12.6 million (direct and indirect) jobs in the EU with a total trade balance of 96.1 billion € [10] and is the EU’s top investor in R&D, with 50.1 billion € invested per year. The industry produces close to 20M vehicles per year, accounting for 20% of the worldwide production through its 15 manufacturers and associated supply chains. This entire industrial sector thus needs to evolve and adapt at fast pace in order to stay ahead in global competition, while including all stakeholders and addressing societal needs. While this trend is strongly supported and even enabled by cyber-physical systems and Industrial IoT (IIoT) a shift of the value creation in the automotive domain toward ICT domain can be observed. Simultaneously, the traditional training and education of required domain experts and highly skilled engineers cannot keep up with the pace required to stay in sync with the pulse of time. This paper will focus on the description of skill frameworks integrating ECTS, ECVET, ECQA, SKILLMAN, and ESCO formats for the automotive domain. To that aim, skills description, classification, quality and application guidelines to provide bases for a common recognition framework for awards between formal and informal education schemes in the automotive domain will be presented. Within this work, we present the different teaching concepts available, their benefits and limitations, and an overview of existing regulations, guidelines and restrictions for study programs given by various authorities. Furthermore, we present a mapping to accommodate different transferability frameworks and enable a mutual recognition of skills.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSystems, Software and Services Process Improvement - 26th European Conference, EuroSPI 2019, Proceedings
EditorsAlastair Walker, Rory V. O’Connor, Richard Messnarz
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Italia
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030280048
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event26th European Conference on Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement: EuroSPI 2019 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Sept 201920 Sept 2019

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


Conference26th European Conference on Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Automotive
  • Competence mapping
  • IIoT
  • Qualification profiles
  • Skills

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing


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