Interactions with the Industry

A communication channel between the educational institution and the industry should be in place. The industry should be encouraged to provide feedback concerning the quality of the teaching-learning process. Requirements and desirable attributes under this criterion are described in terms of the following sub-criteria.

  1. The industry must participate in the development of the curriculum to ensure that it is relevant, regularly updated, and meets the needs of the industry, particularly in areas experiencing rapid changes
  2. The program should have an Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) and an Alumni Association (AA) for this purpose. The IAP or AA may meet at certain intervals with the department to provide feedback.
  3. The program must provide students with the opportunity to obtain industrial experience through internships, industry visits or design projects conducted by practicing engineers and faculty members with industrial experience.