ISEE 2018: The 7th International Symposium of Engineering Education
9:00 am, 17 July 2018 to 5:00 pm, 18 July 2018
UCL Centre for Engineering Education
UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences, London, UK
A Connected Engineering Curriculum – Learning Through Enquiry and Practice
Engineers increasingly find themselves tasked to envision, invent, and construct creative solutions to Grand Challenges. Over the years, insightful solutions have required ever more creativity and greater integration of interdisciplinary ideas.
While established fundamentals still form the invariant foundation for engineering practice, the Engineer of Tomorrow will certainly require a different perspective than engineers in the past. How can universities support today’s aspiring engineers in preparation for the uncertain challenges they will be facing tomorrow?
Engineering scenarios prepared in this framework expose students to the greater context and implications of engineering decisions in a social responsibility, and broader community, context. This connected approach fosters a cross disciplinary creative perspective, required to enable insightful engineering advances that deliver lasting social impact, as will be required in solving the uncertain challenges of tomorrow.
With a desire to create a Connected Engineering Curriculum, the major themes for ISEE 2018 are:
- Connecting students with practitioners throughout their learning journey
- Building a through-line of enquiry activities into, and through, the programme
- Bridging student interaction across subjects, perspectives, and global regions
- Linking student academic learning with in-practice workplace education
- Assessing engineering specific deliverables directed at the pertinent corresponding audience
- Unifying the student experience across cohorts, programme progression, and graduate alumni
Contributions addressing one, or more, of these themes are invited.
When submitting your abstract, please state which main theme you feel your contribution falls under as sessions will be organised with this in mind.
- Programme outline
DAY 1 – 17th July
09:30 – Registration Opens
10:00 – Conference Start – Opening Remarks: Prof. Nigel Titchener-Hooker, Dean of Faculty of Engineering Sciences, UCL
10:15 – Plenary 1 – Prof. Dilly Fung, Arena Centre for Research-Based Education, UCL
11:00 – Coffee Break
11:30 – Parallel Sessions 1
12:30 – Lunch
13:15 – Plenary 2 – To Be Announced
14:00 – Parallel Sessions 2
15:30 – Coffee Break
16:00 – Poster Session
17:00 – Close Day 1
19:00 – Conference Dinner – HMS Belfast
DAY 2 – 18th July
09:00 – Plenary 3 – Dr Rhys Morgan, Director of Education, Royal Academy of Engineering
09:45 – Parallel Sessions 3
11:00 – Coffee Break
11:30 – Parallel Sessions 4
12:30 – Lunch
13:15 – Plenary 4 – Emanuela Tilly, Director, Integrated Engineering Programme, UCL
14:00 – Parallel Sessions 5
15:00 – Coffee Break
15:30 – Parallel Sessions 6
16:30 – Closing Remarks and Best Poster Award
17:00 – Conference Close
- Keynote speakers
Professor Dilly Fung
Pro-Director for Education Designate, London School of Economics and Political Science
Dr Rhys Morgan
Director of Education, Royal Academy of Engineering
Dr Emanuela Tilley
Director, Integrated Engineering Programme, University College London
- Key dates
13 April – Abstract Submission Deadline
23 April – Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts
21 May – Full Paper Submission
21 May – Early Bird Registration Deadline
4 June – Notification of Acceptance of Full Papers
22 June – Submission of Final Full Papers
13 July – Final Registration
17/18 July – Conference
- Call for Abstracts
Contributions addressing one, or more, of the themes listed above are invited.
Abstracts may be submit via the online submission form here, and are limited to a maximum length of 250 words.
The deadline for abstract submission is the 13th of April, 2018.
Submitting authors will receive notification on the acceptance of their abstracts on or before the 23rd of April, 2018.
Submission of Full Paper
Papers must be prepared using the template provided here, and conform to the standards specified therein:
Submission of papers may be completed via the the online submission form here.
Submitted papers must not exceed the maximum specified length of 8 pages.
The deadline for submission of the full paper is the 21st of May, 2018.
P.A. Hilton Ltd – Engineering Teaching Equipment
- Organising committee
Prof Eva Sorensen, Chemical Engineering, University College London (chair)
Prof Dermot Brabazon, School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Dublin City University
Dr Plato Kapranos, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Sheffield
Dr Folashade Akinmolayan, School of Engineering & Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London
Justin Siefker, Engineering Sciences, University College London
Conference Secretariat: Paula Broome, University College London (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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