Over the last decades Russian higher education institutions have been actively working in global education world and facing problems of adapting its education system to it. Specifically it concerns system of engineering education which has to overcome problems of the past and face modern reality of Industry 4.0. One of the major problems is low flexibility and adaption ability to rapidly changing external circumstances as well as liner and strict curricula structure. To overcome problems successfully, Russian engineering education has got substantial support of Russian government; system is going to be modified in leading Russian universities. General approach that needs to be implemented is focusing on re-adjusting curricula as the set of alternating study courses and work on engineering tasks. University networking supported by interactive platforms in close cooperation with industry should be also the basic for modernization.