In answer to the changing ecosystem, the future is becoming more uncertain by the day. The current situation demands the adoption of reforms and measures that transform the existing system.
With all the situations demanding innovation and transformation, it is science and technology that holds the power to bring a change to the world, keeping a tab on the associated risks and consequences. While the adverse consequences have always been a side of the development of technology, the speed at which technology is transforming and its exponential growth is something that requires careful supervision.
While ensuring that technology is strictly monitored by facets like ethical decision making, other factors like the right purpose and methods around the dame also need to be followed. All these should be an important part of the education of engineering students.
In addition, while reimagining education and its process might be correct, the way the pandemic has taken over the world revealed the crucial role that science and technology play in keeping our world connected, in addition to also transforming the way we function.
With the Fourth Industrial Revolution already upon us, it is empowered by a range of technologies that brings together physical, digital and biological sectors, impacting all of them at the same time, while also connecting economies and industries, more strongly than ever. This propels the need for holistic education and a mindful approach that has to be embedded into the engineering education.
While imparting necessary knowledge and skills is of essence, education should pan out to combine technical, social, cultural and ethical considerations. Gaining technical competence, while important, is not the only factor that has to be incorporated in engineering education. Education should be a combination of knowledge, mindset and skills, cultivated in the right balance. With changing times, it is essential to build a future workforce that