ERIC Number: EJ805469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Engineering Education in African Universities: A Case for Internationalization
Kumar, A.; Ochieng, Aoyi; Onyango, Maurice S.
Journal of Studies in International Education, v8 n4 p377-389 2004
Engineering education is getting global. This article assesses the present scenario in engineering education, which is undergoing a paradigm shift because of the Internet, innovation, and internationalization. The influence of information technology, industrial development, national politics, and economic policies on internationalization of engineering education has been discussed. Quality control and accreditation practices in some countries have been reviewed, and a link between technology advancement and engineering curricula has been drawn. A stable political and economic system is necessary to retain the highly qualified African engineers who are the drivers of the engineering education toward achieving this goal.
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Quality Control, Information Technology, Industrialization, Global Approach, Educational Change, Institutional Evaluation, Technological Advancement, Comparative Education, African Studies, International Education, Higher Education, Educational Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Africa