The training of engineers with skills for industry 4.0: challenges of university education


  • Franyelit Suárez-Carreño
  • Mendoza-Cedeño Henry-Fabricio
  • Luis Rosales Romero
  • Christian Leonardo Chimbo-Naranjo


The objective of this paper is to propose some criteria that universities should consider in order to train engineers with profiles suitable for the digital revolution present in the world. A documentary review methodology is used to contrast different positions on the training of engineers in the new times. Content analysis is carried out evaluating the curricula of some Latin American universities. The results show that coordination between the State, the industry, and the university is necessary so that current and future engineering professionals can support the research and development of intelligent industries with high added value and strategic importance.