Future of Engineering Education: Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering

Ekren B. Y., Kumar V.

Global Joint Conference on Industrial Engineering and Its Application Areas (GJCIE), ELECTR NETWORK, 14 - 15 August 2020, pp.45-54 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-76724-2_4
  • Page Numbers: pp.45-54
  • Keywords: CPS engineering, Engineering education, Future of education, Cyber-physical systems engineering, Industry 4.0
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Recent Industry 4.0 developments have created disruptive changes in industries. It has also changed the way people work and the required skills of the workforce for the future. This new technological advancement has created a requirement of workforce combining information technology (IT) and production knowledge. Unfortunately, many schools and universities have still been training students behind Industry 4.0 developments and requirements. Therefore, it is important to understand what characteristics and knowledge, as well as skills, are required for the future of j obs and engineering profiles to shape the new education requirements. This paper aims to address the future of engineering education, specifically by focusing on a promising engineering department that is the cyber-physical systems (CPS) engineering. We also aim to discuss how the curriculum of that novel discipline, CPS engineering, should be for the future of engineering requirements.