Lack of teaching initiatives and learning difficulties related to understanding contemporary problems in engineering education in the Gulf region and beyond requires corrective measures. It requires new policy decisions at department, college and university levels, not only in curriculum design but also in curriculum delivery. The integrated approach of curriculum design and delivery along with the formulation of new education policy in universities is needed in order to change and adapt engineering education with changing economic conditions and social demands. This paper suggests some principles of cooperation between industry and science, which are important to tackle contemporary issues in engineering. Focuses on real world engineering projects and a human approach in engineering—which interprets the world of engineering education through human values—are described as the key to the development of the engineering education, not just in the issue mentioned above but also on creative problem solving.


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