The factors of improving the quality of engineering and technological education in the development of the modern economy of the republic are discussed in the article. Effective mechanisms for the organization of engineering and technological education are proposed. It is shown that his practical skills in the field of mathematics and information technologies are of essential importance in the engineer’s development, since the successful solution of professional problems requires not only fundamental knowledge in the natural sciences, but also skills in the application of this knowledge in practice. Thus, the standards specify only the initial and final parameters of the specialist training, and the formation of the content of this training, contributing to the development of competence of future engineers, which is an urgent and difficult scientific and methodological task.