China's Engineering Education: Situation & Outlook
Gao-feng Zhu;Chinese Academy of engineering;
Since China's drive in 1978 to implement national reforms and open it up to the outside world, its higher education sector has made rapid progress in the field of engineering and has been able to achieve rapid expansion of scale, Positive change in educational structure, more education investment, improved teaching quality, Educational reform and international cooperation. While praising the achievements, we need to acknowledge that there are also some problems in China's engineering education, as imbalance between supply and demand, homogeneity of goals and patterns, Lack of practice, curriculum system not aligned with the characteristics of engineering, insufficient importance attached to innovation and entrepreneurial education, Poor competence mix. In light of China's process of modernization and the Outline, we forecast that: competition between universities will intensify and the supply-demand imbalance will be alleviated, differentiation depends on the reform of engineer system and administrative university classification, quality of engineering education will be improved with a complete quality assurance system, industrial transformation will be conducive to joint talent development by universities and businesses, instructors will be the mainstay of educational reform, quality of students should be improved in many different ways. As China's modernization accelerates, the quality of its engineering education is getting better and better. We expect to work closely with foreign colleagues to improve the quality to turn out engineering talents meeting the demand of national development.
【CateGory Index】： TB-4;G642