Advances in Engineering Education in the Middle East and North Africa

Current Status, and Future Insights

  • Mahmoud Abdulwahed
  • Mazen O. Hasna
  • Jeffrey E. Froyd

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Background, Editorship, and Global Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mahmoud Abdulwahed, Mazen O. Hasna, Jeffrey E. Froyd
      Pages 3-10
    3. Khairiyah Mohd Yusof, Fatin Aliah Phang, Shahrin Mohammad
      Pages 35-56
  3. Innovations in Learning, Teaching, and Engineering Education

  4. Curriculum Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Yacob Astatke, Jumoke O. Ladeji-Osias, Petronella James, Farzad Moazzami, Craig Scott, Kenneth Connor et al.
      Pages 235-260
    3. Mohamed M. Mohamed, Munjed A. Maraqa
      Pages 301-320
  5. Assessment and Accreditation

  6. Challenges and Sustainability Perspectives

  7. Industry Perspectives, Future Insights, and Conclusions

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 447-454

About this book


This book provides a collection of the latest advances in engineering education in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and sheds insights for future development. It is one of the first books to address the lack of comprehensive literature on undergraduate engineering curricula, and stimulates intellectual and critical discourse on the next wave of engineering innovation and education in the MENA region. The authors look at recent innovations through the lens of four topics: learning and teaching, curriculum development, assessment and accreditation, and challenges and sustainability. They also include analyses of pedagogical innovations, models for transforming engineering education, and methods for using technological innovations to enhance active learning. Engineering education topics on issues such as construction, health and safety, urban design, and environmental engineering in the context of the MENA region are covered in further detail. The book concludes with practical recommendations for implementations in engineering education. This is an ideal book for engineering education academics, engineering curriculum developers and accreditation specialists, and deans and leaders in engineering education.


Active Learning in Lean Construction Design Skills for Engineering Education Education Education Engineering Education Engineering Education in MENA Engineering Programs in MENA Industry Needs of Engineering Students Innovative Learning Technologies for Innovative Problem Solving for Engineering Project-based Learning for Engineering STEM Education STEM Education MENA

Editors and affiliations

  • Mahmoud Abdulwahed
    • 1
  • Mazen O. Hasna
    • 2
  • Jeffrey E. Froyd
    • 3
  1. 1.Qatar UniversityDohaQatar
  2. 2.Qatar UniversityDohaQatar
  3. 3.Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-15322-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-15323-0
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