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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2024, 7(1); doi: 10.25236/FER.2024.070132.

The Current Status and Future Trends of Higher Education in Mechanical Engineering


Xiaowei Xia, Guobao Jin, Zifeng Zhang, Xueyan Xu

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Xiaowei Xia

Chaohu University, Hefei, 238024, China


This paper delves into the current status of higher education in mechanical engineering at universities and predicts future development trends. The article begins by analyzing teaching methods in the field of mechanical engineering, emphasizing the importance of integrating theory and practice, and discussing innovative teaching approaches, including project-oriented learning. Furthermore, the paper explores the adaptability of curriculum content, addressing how adjustments can be made based on technological advancements and changes in industry demands, especially in emerging areas such as artificial intelligence, automation, and advanced manufacturing. Additionally, the article emphasizes the discussion of how the education system can respond to challenges of internationalization and diversity, highlighting the significance of cross-cultural exchanges and international collaborative projects. Overall, this paper aims to provide readers with a comprehensive insight into the development direction of mechanical engineering in higher education, particularly in addressing the rapidly evolving technological landscape and the increasingly globalized market demands.


Mechanical Engineering; Higher Education; Teaching Methods; Curriculum Development; Industry Demands

Cite This Paper

Xiaowei Xia, Guobao Jin, Zifeng Zhang, Xueyan Xu. The Current Status and Future Trends of Higher Education in Mechanical Engineering. Frontiers in Educational Research (2024), Vol. 7, Issue 1: 210-215. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2024.070132.


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