Other relevant Engineering Education Units and activities of our founding members or their institutions
Engineering Education Enhancement and Research Asia (E3R)
Dr. Cecilia K Y Chan, from the University of Hong Kong, is the Founding Chairperson of the Engineering Education Enhancement and Research (E3R) Asia Network. It is hoped that acting as a platform, the E3R will be conducive in facilitating innovative research and best practice in engineering education by enabling interaction among a community of engineering education researchers, teachers and practitioners, enhancing their awareness of good teaching practices and of the learning experience of engineering students.
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Prof. Satesh Namasivayam
Taylor’s University’s School of Engineering is the first engineering school in Southeast Asia to adopt the CDIO™ Initiative and the first engineering school outside of the USA to have a recognised (by the National Academy of Engineering, USA) Grand Challenge Scholars Program (GSCP). This enables us to apply these approaches in creating engineers who are able to meet the real-world demands of their profession and provide solutions for the betterment of humankind. Through project-based learning, we encourage students to explore their passion in their chosen areas of specialisation and work on actual projects that are in-line with the Grand Challenges throughout their duration of study.
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Engineering Education Lab for Taylor’s School of Engineering
This research group is focused research areas and collaboration activities such as teaching, learning, and assessment pedagogies, research collaboration, and consulting activities on engineering education, and project-based learning pedagogies among others. One of the current project is the mentor-mentee system being piloted to two cohorts of the electrical and electronic engineering programme. The objective of this project is to guide and monitor the students’ learning progress during the 14-weeks study semester. The mentees were given their respective study plan and PO scorecard in week 1 to assess the individual student’s performance at the start of semester. Regular mentor-mentee meeting will be scheduled accordingly to guide and monitor the learning progress based on the mentee’s approved CQI plan.
Head of the research group: Dr. Reynato Andal Gamboa
Members: Ir. Prof. Dr. Satesh Namasivayam, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chockalimgam Aravind Vaithilingam, Dr. Siva Kumar Sevanesan, Dr. Se Yong Eh Noum and Mr. Douglas Tong Kum Tien
University Kebangsaan Malaysia
Dr. Zulkifli Mohd Nopiah
The Centre for Engineering Education Research was established in Mac 2009 in continuation of Engineering Education Research Group (EERG) formed in January 2003. This centre conducts research on engineering and built environment education which includes: curriculum design; students and faculty development; community and industries involvements and linkages in engineering and built environment education; innovative and creative, student-centred teaching and learning (T&L) methods; and assessment and evaluation. In addition, the research centre focuses on continuous quality improvement in T & L engineering and built environment and accreditation of engineering and architecture programs.
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National Chiao Tung University
Prof. Haydn Chen
Grand Challenge Scholars Program, GCSP:
Endorsed by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in the US, the Grand Challenge Scholars Program (GCSP) will be initiated and launched by the College of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. Our objectives in this program are to educate our students to become future leaders by providing pragmatic solutions for basic human needs, bridging technologies to sustainable society, and reinventing human and machine interactions.
National Taiwan University of Science & Technology
Prof. Jinn P. Chu
International Advanced Technology Program is the program launched by College of Engineering of Taiwan Tech. It is a four-year international undergraduate program. All the courses in this program are related to the field of engineering and are taught in English. This program can be generally categorized into four tracks, “Mechanical Engineering”, “Chemical Engineering”, “Materials Science and Engineering” and “Civil and Construction Engineering”.
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Dr. Kuntinee Maneeratana
Engineering Education Initiative, EEi, was founded in 2010 at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and then expended to the Faculty level as a part of the Office of the Academic Affairs. We have been working closely with the Learning Innovation Center (LIC) which operates for the whole University as well as for the leading educational units in other faculties. We proposed the Engineering Education 4.0 concept in 2014 which was adopted by the university in 2015. The Faculty of Engineering also became a CDIO collaborator in 2015.
Our main achievements
• Expertise in student-centred classrooms, engineering workspace and flipped classroom. Assisting the LIC to extend these practices in other faculties and other universities
Our major current interests are
• Assisting undergraduate programs to get accreditation from the new TABEE (Thailand Accreditation Board of Engineering Education)
• Implementing design thinking instructional model to all first-year engineering students.
Macau University of Science & Technology
Prof. Zhang Du
Macau University of Science and Technology received a great news that its Engineering is ranked the world top 1% by citations in the most recent ESI release on May 9, 2019.
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani (BITS)
Dr. Kaushar Vaidya
Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani is an Indian institute of higher education and a deemed university under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. It is widely known as the best private engineering institute in India and stands among the top Engineering and B-schools of India. It was recently (June 2018) declared among the six Institutes of Eminence by the Ministry of Human Resources Development of India.
We have three campuses in India, the oldest in Pilani (1964), Goa (2004), Hyderabad (2006). We also have one campus in Dubai (2000). BITS Pilani established Teaching Learning Centres in all its campuses in June 2015. You can find more information about the Teaching Learning Center BITS Pilani here
We have Engineering departments including Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Instrumentation, Mechanical, and Manufacturing. Apart from these we have all Sciences, Pharmacy, Humanities, Management and Economics. We have Ph.D. programs in all these disciplines as well.
In the TLC website, you will get information about the activities that we are doing in the field of education research. Additionally you may have a look at our TLC newsletter, Taleem. This contains short articles written by faculty and students on education. The newsletter also gives a summary of our activities during the last four years.
Nottingham University, Ningbo, China
Prof. Patrick Chau
Prof. Tao Wu
As the 1st Sino-foreign cooperation university in China, the academic standards and the quality of the student learning experience at University of Nottingham Ningbo China are equivalent to those of the home university. Students at UNNC receive a fully British education when they are provided unique opportunities for exchange and transnational education based on the creation of a tri-campus university. The faculty of Science and Engineering has been established in 2009 and has developed nine units till now. The nine units are:
- Architecture and Built Environment
- Chemical and Environmental Engineering (including Chemistry)
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Geographical Sciences
- Mathematical Sciences
- Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
All Science and Engineering programs have been internationally accredited. The faculty currently has undergraduate students 2918, including 468 “2+2” students in UNUK and exchange-out students, 33 master students and 200 PhD students. So far, we have 1 national base for International Science and Technology Cooperation, 1 provincial key laboratory and several municipal key laboratories. With the priority of offering high-quality teaching, we aim at strengthen our capacity of research and knowledge exchange in a wider community.