As part of the continuous development of the postgraduate programs obtained by the College of Engineering and Technology, the college has developed a Master level program that integrates advanced learning fields in engineering with professional development. Successful completion of this program results in obtaining MSc degree in Renewable Energy and Environmental Engineering (REEE). The route is to achieve the professional qualifications, as well as enhancing practical skills and advanced knowledge in engineering field.
There has been considerable interest in this MSc program in Renewable Energy and Environmental Engineering from both engineering professional bodies and firms in Middle East And North Africa (MENA) region and worldwide. It provides a pathway for the growing number of very capable MSc graduates to achieve an advanced professional knowledge and skills, and enables firms to attract graduates that are coping with rapid changing world.
Due to high competition, sometimes professional engineers would work towards the MSc qualification while they need to develop the required competence.
Additional potential advantages can be summarized as follows:
• Assists in developing knowledge and workforce skills, for advancing competitive economy.
• Provides a platform to develop business and professional skills / capabilities.
• Offers potential successful engineering models that enable development of new technologies, innovative methods and problem-solving skills.
Several studies and surveys were undertaken in Europe and many industrial countries with a group of international and local engineering firms look forward to employ graduates of MSc degree in Renewable Energy and Environmental Engineering (REEE). In addition, a high percentage of major professional firms would be interested in training sessions on the practicalities of using courses of the MSc degree in Renewable Energy and Environmental Engineering (REEE).
In parallel, we can realize similar changes concerning the engineering education in some Middle Eastern countries such as Egypt. These changes could be well defined in form of specific points:
• There is a shared responsibility between our universities and business firms to enhance the engineering and professional skills of our graduates.
• There is a major influence of high competitive graduates on our local markets’ development.