Engineering Sector Council Conference, Oct. 2009

Engineering Sector Council - Supreme Council of Universities, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research

Report on the Workshop on the Future of Engineering Education in Egypt Oct. 26th, 2009 Represented by Dr. Mohamed Attalla, President of AEAS

The Engineering Sector Council has been working with all Engineering Schools in Egyptian Universities on the development and the enhancement of Engineering Education in Egypt. Many subcommittees have been established to investigate and examine certain aspects of Engineering Education. Some examples of these aspects include the development of the Fourth year in Engineering Education, the Evaluation of the different initiatives of new programs in engineering schools, the implementation of the credit hours system, Comparable studies between Engineering Education Systems in Egypt, Europe and North America, Engineering Education Accreditation, the roadmap for Engineering, Technological and technical Education, in addition to many other issues.

With the support of Dr. Hany Helal, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Dr. Salwa El Ghareeb, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Universities, members of the Association of Egyptian American Scholars (AEAS) worked with Dr. Mohamed Sheira, Chair of the Engineering Sector Committee and Dr. Mohamed Megahed , Coordinator of the Engineering Sector Committee to establish sustainable mechanisms for collaboration between the Engineering Sector Council and the engineering members of the AEAS and to allow AEAS members to contribute the development efforts that are being coordinated by Dr. Sheira and Dr. Megahed.

On Oct., 26th, 2009, the Engineering Sector Council has organized a conference to present the results of the current stage of the discussions. Dr. Mohamed Attalla, AEAS president was invited to present the developed mechanisms for collaboration with the engineering sector council as suggested by the AEAS members.

In addition to:

  • Dr. Mohamed Sheira, Chair of the Engineering Sector Council
  • Dr. Mohamed Megahed, Coordinator of the Engineering Sector Council

the conference was attended with a large number of authorities who are concerned with the future of Engineering education including;

  • H.E. Dr. Hany Helal, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research
  • H.E. Dr. Yossry El Gamal, Minister of Education
  • H.E. Dr. Ahmed Darweesh, Minister of Administrative Development
  • Dr. Amr Ezzat Salam, Former Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research
  • Dr. Mostafa El Demeery, Former Minister of Transportation
  • Dr. Hosam Kamel, President of Cairo University
  • Dr. Mahmoud El Tayeb, President, Helwan University
  • Dr. Fawzy Turky, Presedent, Kafr ElSheikh University
  • Dr. Mohamed Sherief Omar. Head of the Education and Scientific Research Committee, People‚Äôs Assembly
  • Dr. Mostafa El Demerdash, Chairman of the Building and Housing Research Center
  • Dr. Magdy Qasem, Head, of the National Committee for Quality and Accreditation
  • Dr. Galal Add El Hameed, Adviser, Minister of Higher Education, Strategic Planning
  • Dr. Maged El Sherbeeny, Deputy Minister, Scientific Research

Many Deans of Engineering and department chairs have contributed heavily to this conference. Attached to this report:

  1. Agenda of the Conference
  2. Presentation by Dr. Mohamed Attalla

The remainder of the material is available in hard copies and will be scanned and made available on the website soon.

Participated in the AEAS presentation:

  • Dr. Tarek M. Sobh,
    Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research and Dean of the School of Engineering, University of Bridgeport, USA
  • Dr. Ahmed ElSawy,
    Chair, Department of Manufacturing & Industrial Tech., Tennessee Technological University, USA
  • Dr. Adel M. Sharaf,
    University of New Brunswick-Canada
  • Dr. Ahmed El-Rabbany,
    Professor, Satellite Navigation and Hydrography, Ryerson University, Canada
  • Dr. Ezz I. El-Masry; Head Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Dr. Naser El-Sheimy, Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of Geomatics Engineering, The University of Calgary, Canada
  • Dr. Elsayed Orady, Professor and Coordinator of the Manufacturing Engineering Program, The University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA
  • Dr. Mohamed Hegab, Professor of Civil Engineering, California State University, USA
  • Dr. Hassan Mohamed Nour, Professor of Electrical Engineering, California State University, USA
  • Dr. Adel Elmaghraby, Chair, Computer Engineering and Computer Science University of Louisville
  • Dr. Waguih ElMaraghy, Head, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, University of Windsor, Canada
  • Dr. Mohamed El Bestawee, Vice President, Research and Innovation, McMaster University, Canada
  • Dr. Aly Mansour, University of Maryland
  • Dr. Atef Elsherbeni, Electrical Engineering, University of Mississippi

H.E. Dr. Hany Helal, Minister of higher education and Scientific Research
H.E. Dr. Ahmed Darweesh, Minister of Administrative Development
H.E. Dr. Yossry El Gamal, Minister of Education
Dr. Hosam Kamel, President of Cairo University
Dr. Mohamed Sheira, Chair of the Engineering Sector Council
Dr. Mohamed Megahed, Coordinator of the Engineering Sector Council
Dr. Mohamed Attalla, President, Association of Egyptian American Scholars