June 28, 1998
June 28, 1998
July 1, 1998
3.232.1 - 3.232.9
EGYPT’s ENGINEERING EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT PROJECT - FINAL ASSESSMENT AND FUTURE OUTLOOK Hussein Anis EEDP Project Director Cairo University , EGYPT
Egypt’s Engineering Education Development Project (EEDP) has been funded through a loan agreement between the World Bank and the government of Egypt. The project generally has been aiming at the upgrading or the redesign of educational programs at the eighteen Egyptian faculties of engineering 1,2,3. The participation of the different engineering faculties has been allowed through a competitive proposal process involving open review and assessment with peer-review involvement . As it moves through its final year and approaches its end mark, the EEDP is undergoing assessment where achievements are outlined, past impediments and obstacles are identified, and aspirations for the immediate and far future are expressed.
This paper covers the project outline, its goals , procedures, and academic as well as administrative features. Also covered are the support programs which ensured the accomplishment of the project's global goals optimally and cost effectively. The achievements of this project fall into the following categories: Academic improvements, industrial linkages with academe including industry involvement in EEDP policy making , library automation and intra-networking, modern instructional tools development including interactive multimedia-based prototype educational courseware covering a range of topics, human resource development, program assessment and accreditation.
The paper accounts for the issues and events typically hindering engineering education development in a developing country. The detection and analysis of those impediments were made possible through a comprehensive monitoring system, namely, the Proposal Implementation Monitoring Committees (PIMC) to ensure that the proposed program is executed properly and in accordance with a pre-approved time schedule. This included site preparation and infrastructure refurbishing , equipment installation, commissioning, and utilization, and curriculum development and the preparation of renovated courseware material.
PROJECT OUTLINE AND POLICIES
Activities Supported by EEDP Loan support for engineering education development under the EEDP project included provisions for development of engineering curricula and engineering education technology, procurement and commissioning of laboratory equipment, supply of instructional materials, including textbooks and library resources, academic fellowships and industrial attachments for staff upgrading (both teaching and technical support staff), consultants and visiting professors and specialists as required for the in-country development of staff, curriculum and materials, and support for applied research in educational technology and methodology and for short-term faculty development seminars to disseminate the research .
Anis, H. (1998, June), Egypt's Engineering Education Development Project Final Assessment And Future Outlook Paper presented at 1998 Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington. https://peer.asee.org/7070
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