The article describes the definition of competences formed during the acquisition of the study course “Software Engineering” at Riga Technical University. The European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) is adopted for this purpose. Using the steps to determine e-competences, it is established that students can develop 9 competences in the Bachelor and 15 in the Master study programme. Evaluation of practical assignments allows assessing the achievement level of the required competences. Some professions presented in e-CF and the competencies they need are also reviewed.
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