Engineering education in African universities

A case for internationalization

A. Kumar, Aoyi Ochieng, Maurice S. Onyango

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-389
JournalJournal of Studies in International Education
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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