Emerging technologies and educational requirements in engineering education for the fourth industrial revolution

Issa Alghatrifi*, Ali S. Al Musawi

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Higher education institutions and their engineering departments have a vital role in fulfilling the new requirements and opportunities of the information and communication technologies (ICT). Therefore, understanding the guidelines to adapt to the new ICT innovations in relation with the Fourth Industrial Revolution such as the internet of things, cloud computing, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence is vital to determine the emerging patterns in their development, delivery, implementation, and assessment. This study aims to define the new educational requirements in engineering education based on the developments of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Conducting an in-depth analysis of the current literature revealed that although these emerging technologies have been widely used, there are some challenges being faced for their effective use in engineering education. Therefore, the authors provide some guidelines and discuss possible research directions for the use of these technologies in near future..

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Education Trends in the Digital Era
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781799825647
ISBN (Print)9781799825623
Publication statusPublished - Feb 21 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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