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WFEO Co-Plenary - Engineering Programs in Lebanese Universities: Are they meeting the challenges of the 21st century?

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2013 ASEE International Forum

Location

Atlanta, Georgia

Publication Date

June 22, 2013

Start Date

June 22, 2013

End Date

June 22, 2013

Conference Session

Partner Organization Plenary I

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Partner Society Plenary

Page Count

2

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21.68.1 - 21.68.2

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https://peer.asee.org/17273

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Abdul Menhem Alameddine P.E.

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Abdul Menhem Alameddine is the Vice President of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) and the Chairman of the Committee on Education in Engineering in the World Federation (CEIE). He is a lecturer at the department of Computer Engineering at the University of Balamand – Tripoli, Lebanon. He was the Past President of the Order of Engineers and Architects in Tripoli – Lebanon, Vice President for the Federation of Lebanese Engineers and a member of the Higher Council of Urbanism in Lebanon from 2005 – 2008. He was a member of the Committee of Education and Training in the Federation of Arab Engineers for the same period.

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Abstract

Engineering Programs in Lebanese Universities: Are they meeting the challenges of the 21st century?Globalization has tremendously influenced higher education all over the world. Engineeringeducation is a field that has witnessed rapid changes because of new technology, mobilityand the expanding markets in Asia and Africa. Lebanon has marked a significant growth inthe number of engineering schools (the number of new programs tripled in the last decade)but there has not been any attempt to meet the needs of the market. The purpose of thispaper is to stress on the general orientation of engineering programs in Lebanon and toexplore to what extent they qualify the engineering graduates with the ability to face andsolve problems and challenges of the 21st century. By reviewing the engineering curricula of5 leading Lebanese universities, the study will demonstrate to what extent engineeringcompetences and standards are met. In addition, a review of programs will assist inidentifying the kind of training that students need to go through in order to internationallycompete with graduates of universities worldwide.

Alameddine, A. M. (2013, June), WFEO Co-Plenary - Engineering Programs in Lebanese Universities: Are they meeting the challenges of the 21st century? Paper presented at 2013 ASEE International Forum, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/17273

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