Engineering education in israel: Situation, debate and prospects

D. Vekstein, A. Mehrez, Z. Laslo, A. Solomon

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the current situation of engineering education in Israel, the debate over the ways to manage it, and the prospects that a balanced education policy can entail for socio-economic development. Two degrees in engineering, the BTech and BSc, are described. It transpired that the BTech failed to meet the expectations. From the on-going debate about the situation, the need for a balanced policy for engineering education has emerged. This policy is outlined and it is shown that it can not only improve the BTech situation, but also Israel's national innovation system by viewing ‘research’ and ‘applied’ engineers as complementary to, rather than competing with, each other. It is also suggested that this balanced policy should implement project-based instruction in the engineering curriculum, both in the BTech and BSc programmes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-104
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Journal of Engineering Education
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Engineering (all)

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