A business analysis perspective for engineering education in Egypt

Elsafty, Ashraf, Sayad, Hanaa El and Shaaban, Ibrahim (2020) A business analysis perspective for engineering education in Egypt. Journal of Education and Training Studies, 8 (5). pp. 30-42. ISSN 2324-805X

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Abstract

This work examines engineering education in Egypt provided by state (government funded) universities. There have been concerns from all stakeholders about the graduates’ knowledge and skills. The chronic problems with higher education in Egypt in general have been previously reported in the Literature, but this paper provides insights form engineering academics with many years of experience in Egyptian engineering education and a fresh look from a business perspective at the phenomenon. In this manuscript, the institutions are analyzed using the integrated business anatomy model, in order to identify the underlying causes of the problems observed. The structural, operational and environmental (both external and internal) challenges that lead to the current status are clearly detected. The analysis highlighted several constraints that hinder radical reforms. Amongst these constraints is the legal and organizational framework in which the state funded universities operate. Other social, technological and economic factors also play important parts. The recipe for improvement provided by the authors has taken all these elements into consideration. This work hopes to provide focus and direction for future reform efforts.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article is retained by the author(s), with first publication rights granted to the journal. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Uncontrolled Keywords: higher education, Egypt, engineering education, quality
Subjects: Education > Higher education
Construction and engineering
Depositing User: Camille Regnault
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2020 12:08
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2020 12:08
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/6821

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