This paper discusses the crucial need to modernize engineering education, and especially curricula. Engineering curricula have hardly changed over the last 30 years, while the world has been changing at an exponential rate. Students are being taught primarily applied physics, which is very mature, when they should also be learning about computing, software, systems, artificial intelligence, statistics, and big data. A review of job employment sites, federal reports, and industry needs supports these claims. Russia and China are modernizing rapidly, and educating millions of students in modern disciplines. The U.S. will be left behind if we do not change.