Published on June 23, 2014

World Congress on Engineering Education 2014

9 – 11 November 2014 in Doha, Qatar

The Grand Challenges for Engineering, identified by the National Academy of Engineering, represent the greatest contemporary opportunities for engineering disciplines to improve the lives of people worldwide. Those 14 imperatives will shape the careers of tomorrow’s generation of engineering leaders as they work to change the world for the better.

Solving the grand challenges requires global innovation, imagination and collaboration from engineering educators, researchers and practitioners. Engineering educators must ensure curricula and pedagogy are evolving to meet new demands of the 21st century, and graduates must be equipped to undertake those challenges and inspired to discover their solutions.

The World Congress on Engineering Education invites proposals for papers, presentations and panel discussions on topics that advance the field of engineering education and contribute to engineering graduates’ readiness to develop global solutions to society’s grand challenges for engineering. Final papers will appear in the official Congress proceedings, which will be published by QScience Proceedings (ISSN 2226-9649). Authors of accepted proposals are eligible for up to $1,000 in travel support.

Proposals must be submitted electronically at Specific topics of interest include but are not limited to the following.

  • Engineering education — global opportunities and challenges
  • Required skills for engineers in 2020
  • Engineering roles in innovation and entrepreneurism
  • Role of internships and practical experience
  • Designing engineering curricula — ABET accreditation requirements and assessments
  • Teaching a culturally diverse student body
  • Engineering ethics — cultural and ethical issues
  • Building strong science and math foundation for student success
  • Role of technology in engineering education
  • Virtual laboratories, mobile, e-learning, and hybrid learning
  • Bridging the generation gap between faculty and students to meet 21st century needs
  • Role of professional societies and governments in engineering education
  • Models for collaborative engineering education between local organizations and Western universities
  • Role of research in educational excellence
  • Role of liberal arts in engineering education
  • Integrating research into curricula
  • Building interests in science and engineering in K-12
  • Integrating problem solving skills in engineering curricula
  • Continuing professional development and life-long learning
  • Engineering education for sustainable development
  • Industry-university collaboration