Abstract for: Model Based Study of Higher Education of Engineers

In this paper we present our approach combining empirical quantitative questionnaires and qualitative interviews with system dynamics modeling and simulation. Our preliminary researches show that to improve the attractiveness of engineering studies at a university various efforts may be taken such as the improvement of the success rate of engineers within the related industry sector, a higher quality of practice-oriented teaching and more cooperation between universities and companies. In contrast, an expansion of enrollment of students will lead to an opposite effect.