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Developing Engineering Education In Egypt Experience

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1997 Annual Conference


Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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June 15, 1997

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June 15, 1997

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June 18, 1997



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2.143.1 - 2.143.8



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Hussein Anis

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Session 1260 Developing Engineering Education In Egypt- Experience and Achievements

Hussein Anis Cairo University , EGYPT


An Engineering Education Development Project (EEDP) was initiated in Egypt in January, 1992 1,2. The project has been funded through a loan agreement between the World Bank and the government of Egypt. The project generally aims at the upgrading or the redesign of educational programs at the eighteen Egyptian faculties of engineering. This includes the upgrading of academic curricula, human resources (teaching and support staff), and laboratory and instruction programs and tools. The participation of the different engineering faculties has been allowed through a competitive proposal process involving open review and assessment with peer-review involvement. In earlier papers 1,2, the process of proposals submission and selection for funding was described at length. The selection process was repeated in cycles of six months each at the beginning of which proposals were submitted and by the end of which some proposals had been approved for funding. The implementation of approved proposals commenced immediately thereafter by initiating the process of curriculum development ,the preparation or refurbishing of the site of newly approved equipment, the design of staff training programs, and the preparation of tender documents and other procurement procedures.

Also, the EEDP project management has introduced and indeed executed a number of support programs which ensured the accomplishment of the project's global goals optimally and cost effectively. The project is now more than five years old, no new proposals are accepted for funding any more. All efforts are currently devoted to the implementation of one hundred-sixty proposals for education development in eighteen colleges of engineering across the nation.

Proposal Implementation Monitoring & Assistance

The EEDP management has set up a Proposal Implementation Monitoring Committees (PIMC) to ensure that the proposed program is executed properly and in accordance with a pre- approved time schedule. The PIMC committees report to the EEDP management on the progress of successful education development programs with special emphasis on such vital aspects as:

(1) site preparation and infrastructure refurbishing . (2) equipment installation, commissioning ,and utilization. (3) curriculum development and the preparation of renovated courseware material.

Also a program has been introduced whereby smaller faculties of engineering can be assisted in implementing their proposed education development programs. The most likely candidates for this program are those faculties of engineering who benefited at an earlier time from the

Anis, H. (1997, June), Developing Engineering Education In Egypt Experience Paper presented at 1997 Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 10.18260/1-2--6505

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