The severe shortage of qualified engineering work force is creating social and economical crisis on a global scale. Two of the observable factors are the shortage of engineering school enrolment and the quality gap between engineering education and society’s needs on engineering talents. To address these issues, it is necessary to reform existing engineering and technology education. This document presents a five-layered model to set up a new, ICT-enabled vision for engineering education.
ICTs can play an important catalytic role in the improvement of engineering education on a global scale. When educators and policy makers employ ICTs as a strategic instrument to enable student-centred learning activities on an Internet-wide scale, it would be possible to implement an improved engineering education paradigm that addresses the global engineering talent shortage problem.Download publication