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Keywords : Engineering education

The Main Engineering's Education Issues During and After Graduation

Abdullah Hussain; Merzah K. Imran

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2019, Volume 37, Issue 4C, Pages 445-448
DOI: 10.30684/etj.37.4C.11

The opportunity of teaching engineers is not easy as everybody thinks for many reasons, some of these issues are related to the students' disappointment as a result of getting the engineering field and the other one related to lack of available knowledge about the role of engineers in improving and developing the life quality and the country overall. So, this paper will focus the light on the main issues and challenges that face the engineering education, with the possible solutions in order to reduce the unemployment and expelled from the job due to the lack of experience or lack the communications with other team members. Also, this paper explains how and when could apply each solution separately.

Effect of Practical Training on Engineering Education

Fadhel H. Faraje; Saja M. Jabbar; Khalid M. Sadeq

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2019, Volume 37, Issue 4C, Pages 465-474
DOI: 10.30684/etj.37.4C.14

The laboratory training is one of the most important methods of the distinctive and fundamental role that stimulate the skills of creative scientific thinking and develop deductive and critical thinking to cope with the scientific developments and technological progress in the world. Therefore, it has been found that many researchers conducted at different levels of learners pointed to the importance of the inclusion of this type of teaching methods, Which makes the learner in direct contact with the artificial environment simulates what is happening in the laboratories and factories and areas of work related to their competence after graduation, which leads the student to be able to link the theoretical information received in the theoretical lesson with the information in the scientific laboratory. In this statistical work has been conducted for two categories of students, the first category was subjected to the experiment of scientific laboratories) scientific laboratories (to support the theoretical approach, and the second category is students who have been absent or not attended scientific laboratories so they did not acquire the skills of applied scientific work .it was found that clear differences between the two categories, where the first group responded positively to the theoretical test and a higher success rate compared to the second category. This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of the scientific laboratory (specifically the experimental laboratory) on the academic performance of undergraduate students (junior and senior) of the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Technology in Baghdad, For the academic year 2017-2018. The number of students ranged from 24 to 26 students.

Rules for Managing Methods of Implementation and Evaluation of Graduation Projects in Engineering Departments

Fatimah H. Naser; Maryam H. Naser

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2019, Volume 37, Issue 4C, Pages 465-474
DOI: 10.30684/etj.37.4C.15

Graduation projects are the final product of what university students have acquired from the sciences and knowledge during their academic period of study during the academic years, which range in most Iraqi universities between 4 to 5 years in engineering colleges. In the last year during which the student to implement the engineering graduation project, which begins by choosing the subject or problem that will be dealt with as a research title and ends with the development of all stages of implementation. And the importance of graduation projects for students of engineering departments to study the bachelor's degree and the role it plays in participating effectively to achieve the goals of development and development of Iraq during this period, which suffers from many problems and most important infrastructure and urban planning, Based on the importance of these projects and the need to guide them to solve the real problems in the Iraqi society in government departments and institutions and the private and private sector, this study has been prepared to include the rules of management of the methods of implementing graduation projects in the engineering departments and assess their relevance to the objectives of development plans and advancement of Iraq, to benefit from the results of those projects. The methodology of this study was based on the collection, analysis and discussion of the information on academic and office methods and linking them to the opinions of the applied engineers in the field of work, in addition to many experiences and studies of neighboring countries and countries  of  the  world  from  previous  literature,  which  included  articles,research  and  scientific  reports  as  well  as  a  questionnaire  to  collect  the  most important proposals for preparing And the development of administrative rules at  the  academic  and  practical  levels  to  ensure  successful  implementation  and evaluation to achievethe desired results.During this research, a detailed list of the method of implementation of the project from the beginning of the selection of  the  address  until  the  final  delivery  and  completion  of  the  requirements  and included  the  study  forms  in  all  aspects  of  implementation  and  the  writing system in all its details.In terms of evaluation of graduation projects,  there is no  fixed  standards  for  all  departments  in  engineering  colleges  as  well  as  the division of the degree of the project, but depends on the opinion of the scientific committee and the project committee ineach section in the way of evaluation of the  graduation  project  and  division  of  degree  between  the  supervisor  and  the discussion committee. In the previous research, standard and standard criteria for evaluation were established by the supervisor and the discussion committee, which ensures the right of the student to obtain the degree that he deserves and which should be circulated to all departments in all faculties in Iraq.

E-Learning Applications in Engineering and the Project-Based Learning vs Problem-Based Learning Styles: A Critical & Comparative Study

Hatim G. Abood

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2019, Volume 37, Issue 4C, Pages 391-396
DOI: 10.30684/etj.37.4C.1

The paper aims to critically review the learning styles and teaching methods of engineering curricula and to compare it with the requirements of engineering profession. Present engineers need to response effectively to the increasingly complex systems. The engineer has to deal with vector and scaler quantities, complex numbers, imaginary parts, electromagnetic fields, and complex constructions are designed and implemented in 3-Dimensions environment. This should be reflected in engineering education styles, where lecturers try to convey many aspects of complex systems. The purpose of engineering education is that to graduate engineers who can design and solve technical problems, and that design thinking is incremental and needs several skills. To be successful, engineers must have knowledge that goes beyond theories. However, problem solving is no longer the only essential skill required by the engineer. Rather, project-based thinking and team work skills are fundamental in practice. The paper briefly illustrates advantages and disadvantages of each learning styles considering the educational environment. Moreover, the currently most-favoured pedagogical model for teaching design, Project-Based learning (PjBL) along with the Problem-Based Learning (PbBL) is explored in this paper and its assessment criteria.

Challenges of Changing Engineering Education

Hasan H. M.; Ekhlas J. Mahmood

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2019, Volume 37, Issue 4C, Pages 480-486
DOI: 10.30684/etj.37.4C.17

Due to the combination of the current conditions of globalization and digitization, the social and economic horizons of the world, and the mixing of technical, economic and societal cultures, many challenges appeared and force referred to modifying the syllabuses and methods of introducing engineering education as a response to changes in student attitudes and low student performance as well as the spread of computers and information technology. In this research we are showing a number of these challenges and some it details to put some of the imbalances with some of the recommendations that would contribute even if it formed a part of the solution, treatment and evaluation.

Different Levels of Engineering Education (EE): Needs and Applications

Ameen Al-juboori; Aws A. Al-Akam; Amir N. Saud

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2019, Volume 37, Issue 4C, Pages 413-417
DOI: 10.30684/etj.37.4C.5

Engineering education is often described as being constructivist, suggesting that learning involves constructing an understanding of several components. There is a commonly used series of levels of learning. It is most frequently presented in terms of six levels of understanding. Every learner has to follow these levels. However, the impact of these levels may vary from one learner to another. This paper study the impact of one different level of Engineering Education (EE) on the different background of learners. Furthermore, it investigates the problems that face EE in Iraq and offers several solutions. This work is the first step to a wider investigation of the EE problems and solutions in Iraq.