Strategies in Engineering Education: Toward A Comprehensive Education

Authors

  • Yelka López-Cuadra
  • Yajaira Carrasco-Vega
  • Rómulo Mori-Zavaleta
  • Manuel Vilca-Tantapoma
  • Juan Alvarado-Ibáñez

Abstract

This paper deals with several aspects to be considered in engineering education, highlighting the main challenges faced by universities today in the regional, national and global context. Today's society demands an engineering education that allows the formation of a professional that responds to the demands of new technologies and technological advances. It requires an organization of the educational process and curricular models characterized by being interactive and collaborative, centered on the student to achieve lifelong learning. For engineering education to be in tune with the dynamics of the drastic changes that society is undergoing, it is necessary to consider new teaching options. It is urgent to make permanent planning efforts in engineering education, believing that university education must adapt in the best possible way to technological, economic, and social changes. Within the methodological framework, the actions implemented by four public universities in the last four years are analyzed to diagnose and glimpse the feasibility of establishing new strategies for engineering education. Finally, an integrated proposal is presented with the plan that could be implemented to prepare engineers capable of facing the technological demands of the coming years. These include curricular changes, the use of information and communication technologies (ICT), and alternative and complementary contents so that engineering education can be better and continuously adapted to the dynamics of changes required by society.

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Published

2023-02-11