Why EDAPSE ?
use more than 60 % of their time in technical communication while the curricula
in engineering schools have very little content on the subject. Thus, graduates
of such institutions and schools cannot write proper technical reports or make
reasonable technical presentations.
New courses were added to the current curricula. These courses will help
students to properly analyze and present data graphically, in addition to give
an oral presentation using up-to-date audio-visual facilities. The latter skills
are necessary for professional technical reports, scientific papers,
desserations. or formal presentations.
The project will enhance the existing computer labs with audio-visual
equipment (video camera, monitor, data show) to facilitate the job of both the
instructor and students. These equipments will help in recording and displaying
studentsí activities for feedback and evaluation purposes.
A guest lecturer was invited during the course of the project to give several
lectures to expose the students to the experience of professional engineers, and
evaluate the existing efforts to enhance the presentation skills.
The project established a newToastmasters Club in Cairo, with programs to
improve the communication skills by creating a different environment than a
Also, the available library material for both students and instructors is very
poor. The project upgraded the existing library material in terms of books,
software and training material.