ETSIA: University Master's Degree in Agronomic Engineering (2291)


External Assurance of Quality

All official university qualifications must be assessed by organs that are external to the university at different moments of their life cycle.

For Spanish universities the external assurance of quality considers the evaluation of the design and the modifications made to the differing degrees, as well as assessing their working and results.

In the case of the universities in the Región de Murcia, the external organ responsible for this external assessment is the Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación (ANECA).

When the result of the assessments has consequences on the official character of the qualification, the organ responsible for taking the decision is the Consejo de Universidades (CUU).

The assessment of the design design and its subsequent modifications is carried out through ANECA's VERIFICA programme. This programme checks that the qualification’s memory fits current regulations and thereby enables it to obtain its official character.

Results of this assessment process of the qualification:

The assessment of the working and the results of the qualification, with the aim of providing an external viewpoint which favours the qualification’s continual improvement is carried out by means of ANECA’s MONITOR programmes.

Results of this assessment process of the qualification:

The assessment of the working and the results of the qualification, when, in addition to the continual improvement one seeks to renew its official character, is carried out by means of ANECA’s ACREDITA programme.

Results of this assessment process of the qualification:

Sistema de Aseguramiento Interno de la Calidad (SAIC)

To ensure the quality of the qualification, the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica has established an internal quality assurance system (SAIC).

Certificado de diseño del SGIC-AUDIT.

What is SAIC?

This is the Centre’s tool to manage the quality of the official degree and master’s degree qualifications, in order to train the professionals that society seeks, with the necessary competences to responsibly develop their career, using the resources that society makes available to them efficiently.

How does the SAIC work?

The SAIC of the Centre describes the structure and procedures needed to control, review and improve the qualification.

Most of the activity related with the qualification is linked to the planning and development of the teaching activity, to the associated administrative processes and to the welcome and support initiatives for the students.
Some of the procedures are aimed at measuring outcomes such as the employability of the graduates, the students’ academic performance or the level of satisfaction of the different collectives (students, graduates, teaching staff, etc.) involved in the qualification.

Other procedures are oriented to guiding reflection on the workings of the qualification and planning and monitoring the different improvement initiatives.

We could include in another group those that manage the communication between the Centre and stakeholders, making relevant information about the qualification available publicly or facilitating channels to receive it, for example, by means of processing complaints and suggestions.

When are the activities related to the SAIC carried out?

The activities related with the planning and development of the teaching activity, the associated administrative processes and to support the students are carried out throughout the academic year.

Gathering information also occurs throughout the academic year, by means of questionnaires or exploiting the databases containing information regarding academic achievement, for instance.

Analysing the information and defining improvement actions are fundamentally concentrated between February and April of each academic year.

How do students participate in the SAIC?

They are involved as a collective in the monitoring and improvement processes of the qualifications. As members of the Junta de Centro and of the Consejo de Gobierno, they also participate in decision making on improvement proposals.

At the same time, during their student stage and after graduating, they provide information, usually through questionnaires, which enables the qualification’s results to be measured.

Processes and procedures of the SAIC

The processes that are part of the SAIC are detailed in the Manual de la Calidad and in the documented procedures below. Access the information by clicking on each of the files.