BANDUNG, UNIKOM – The informatics engineering program is now starting to prepare for the preparation of the Indonesian National Qualifications Framework (KKNI) based curriculum. The curriculum is intended to be a guideline to achieve the qualifications of graduates who are competent in the field of study so that it fits the needs of the workforce. Based on the focus of the KKNI, study programs need to gather input from various parties including informatics curriculum experts, IQF and industry, as stated by Nelly Indriani W. S.Si., M.T as Chair of the Informatics Engineering Study Program.
By inviting Dr. Ir. Inggriani Liem, Zen Munawar M. Kom and Hendri Karisma M.T., and attended by IF lecturers and student representatives, the curriculum workshop was held on Saturday, January 26, 2019, in room 6010 Smart Building UNIKOM. Enthusiasm can be seen from the many questions raised by IF lecturers relating to the KKNI curriculum that will be formed. The event, which was originally scheduled to finish at 13.15 WIB, turned out to end at 14.30 to answer the curiosity of IF lecturers.
According to Dr. Ir. Inggriani Liem as an informatics expert, a curriculum must be the projection of the development of science into the future. Coupled with the Book Of Knowledge and graduate profiles, a description and structure of the curriculum can be formed, Inggriani Liem added. In addition to the curriculum, Inggriani Liem also shared his experiences in the Computational Thingking field. This is related to the ability to formulate problems, present solutions and execution and evaluation of solutions must start from an early age.
Representatives of the APTIKOM professional association, Zen Munawar M. Kom, discussed the types of work needed based on occupational maps. According to Zen Munawar, the occupation needed now based on supply can be seen from various dimensions, such as expertise (educational level), provision of competencies (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and scientific dimensions (Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems, and Information Technology). Expected graduate competency in the IQF is also related to competency certification.
The third speaker at the workshop was Hendri Karisma M.T. who is an alumni representative who has a career as a senior programmer at Blibli.com. Hendri suggested that the study program renew some material in the course based on his experience. In addition, Hendri also added that the industrial needs of IF graduates were very promising. Increased income value is one characteristic, that IF graduates are competent are valued by the business world.
In closing Nelly Indriani said that the curriculum development of the KKNI was not an easy matter, it required a long process and structural hard work of IF study programs and lecturers. This is inseparable from the support of various parties including faculties and universities. This curriculum workshop is only the beginning of a number of stages before the formation of the IQF curriculum is expected to be able to bring IF graduates who are able to compete in the world of informatics.