The advantages of the ALIEN active and problem-based learning in engineering higher education are many.

It modernizes learning:
 ALIEN promotes the integration into higher education practices of emerging, innovative active learning pedagogical design supported by digital technologies.

It builds foundational knowledge: The ALIEN labs and digital services promote the development of foundational knowledge in engineering principles in an active manner.

It builds soft skills: Active and problem-based learning foster the development of transversal skills such as critical thinking, analytical thinking, collaboration capacity in multidisciplinary international teams, and entrepreneurial mindsets.

It fosters transferability of knowledge: Problem-based learning promotes the development of knowledge based on challenges that are inspired by industry and society. Active learning in the form of digital games and simulations promotes the use of new knowledge in a manner that simulates real-world practices.