6th African Engineering Education Association International Conference & African Engineering Deans Council Summit

Date: 
Tue, 09/20/2016 - 01:00 - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 01:00
Event Summary: 
AEEA 2016 will be the 6th gathering of its kind. The conference will be held at Central University of Technology (CUT) Bloemfontein.

 

Click here to visit the official conference website. 


Theme:

Challenges of Engineering

Education in the 21st Century:

Creating Sustainable Solutions

An invitation to submit full papers for review

and attend the Conference

at

Central University of Technology, CUT Bloemfontein

Main Campus, Free State, South Africa

 

AEEA International Conference

20th–22nd September 2016

AEDC 2016 Summit

 22nd–23rd September 2016

Organized by:

AFRICAN ENGINEERING EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (AEEA)

in partnership with

Central University of Technology, FS

Main Campus, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa

Conference Website will be available from 2016: http://www.cut.ac.za/conferences-seminars-workshops/

 

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW!

 

 

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD

 

Prof. Funso Falade

Chairman, President, African Engineering Education Association (AEEA).

Prof. Henk de Jager

Vice-President, AEEA, Southern Africa.

Dr. Aisa Sayed M Jadi

Vice-President, AEEA, North Africa.

Engr. Raymond Tachago

Vice-President, AEEA, Central Africa.

Dr. Njunwa, P. A. Kaena

Prof. A. M. O. Obiazi 

 

Prof. Philomina K. Igbokwe 

Vice-President, AEEA, East Africa.

Protem Chairman, African Engineering Deans’ Council (AEDC)

Protem Secretary, African Engineering Deans’ Council (AEDC)

Prof. Claudio Borri

 

Prof. Uriel Cukierman

 

Dr Hans Hoyer

Founding President, IFEES, Universita diFirenze, Italy

President, IFEES, The University of New Mexico

Secretary-General, IFEES; Executive Secretary, GEDC, U.S.A

Prof. Khedidja Allia

University of Science & Technology Houari, Boumediene, Algiers, Algeria

Prof. Hamadou Saliah-Hassane

University of Quebec, Canada

Prof. J. Redwood-Sawyer

University of Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone.

Prof. Tamu Tatietse

l'Ecole Polytechnique de Yaoundé, Cameroun.

Prof. M. F. Bara

Al-Fatah University, Libya.

Prof. Wu Qidi

Former Vice-Minister of Education, China, Torgji University, Shanghai, P. R. China 

Dr. Sanzan Diarra

Zimbabwe institution of Engineers, Harare, Zimbabwe

Dr. Efe Ikponmwosa

University of Lagos, Nigeria

Prof. Amoakoh Gyasi-Agyei

Dean, Fac. of Engineering, Science & Computing, PUC, Ghana

Dr. Yacob Astatke

Morgan State University

Prof. Oumar Sock

Past-President Conférence Internationale des Formations d’Ingénieurs et de Techniciensd’Expression Française (CITEF) (Senegal).

Dr. Ahad Ali

 

Prof. Kailash Bafna

Lawrence Technological University,

West Ten Mile Road, Southfield, USA

Western Michigan University,

Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.

Prof. Samuel B. Mukasa

University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, USA.

Prof. Celestine A. Ntuen

North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina USA.

Prof. J. O. Uhomoibhi

Ulster University, Northern Ireland, UK.

Dr. Pamela McCauley Bush

University of Central Florida. Orlando, USA

 

CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS

 

Conference Secretariat:

Central University of Technology, CUT Bloemfontein

Campus, Free State, Private Bag X20539,

Bloemfontein, 9300, South Africa

 

 

For further information please contact:

Prof. James Swart

Chairman, AEEA2016Organizing Committee,

Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology

Central University of Technology, CUT Bloemfontein

Campus, Free State, Private Bag X20539,

Bloemfontein, 9300, South Africa

E-mail: [email protected]

Telephone:  +27 51 507 3907

 

 

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

English will be the official language of the Conference

 

 

LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Chairman:                                Prof. James Swart

Member:                                  Prof. Yali Woyessa

Technical coordinator:             Mr. Rangith Kuriakose

Program coordinator:              Dr. Nicolaas Luwes

Liaison coordinator:                Ms. Cameron Greyling

 

Member:                                  Mrs. Lienie Olwagen

 

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE CONFERENCE

This conference is to:

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Provide a unique opportunity for researchers and graduate students to network and embrace intellectual development.

·        

Provide a forum for educators, professional organizations and industry leaders to discuss common problems in engineering education.

·        

Examine approaches to teaching, learning and curriculum structures that would advance engineering education in resource-constrained environments. 

·        

Foster exchange of information, links, and collaboration between member nations on the one hand and the rest of the world on the other hand.

·        

Address issues relating to challenges in engineering education globally. 

·        

Workshops are to be mounted to transfer skills to the participants.

 

 

SCOPE OF THE CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP

The scope of the conference will be broad, covering all aspects of engineering education, while the workshops will focus on development of academic staff and institutions.  The increased level of globalization of engineering education has provided academic institutions with new opportunities for cooperation in the international arena by building new and expanding existing, regional and global networks for engineering education. The conference contributions will focus on the following three sub-themes:

 

 

1.  GENERAL ISSUES IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION

·        

Assessment of engineering education

·        

Sustainable curriculum design

·        

Effective methods of training engineering personnel

·        

Innovations in engineering education

·        

ICT in engineering education

·        

Education and industrial training

·        

Engineering education for sustainable development

·        

New paradigms in engineering education

·        

Funding of engineering education

·        

Project or problem based learning - (Case studies)

·        

E-learning challenges and possible solution             s

·        

Infrastructures for engineering education

·        

Scholarship of teaching and learning

 

2.  ACADEMIA/INDUSTRY COLLABORATION IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION

·        

Industry requirements of engineering education

·        

Social and philosophical aspects of engineering education and its impacts on the society

·        

Academia/industry interaction programs

·        

Management of engineering education in tertiary institutions

 

 

3.  INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION

·        

Transfer and sharing of experience in engineering education

·        

Recognition of foreign qualifications

·        

Accreditation systems for engineering programmes

·        

International mobility of academic staff and students

·        

Technology linkage between developed and developing countries

·        

Regional collaboration in engineering manpower development

·        

Impact of globalization on engineering education in developing countries

 

It is anticipated that the proposed papers will present findings describing the effectiveness of new approaches to engineering education and industrial training.  The implementation of special programs, methods and modern approaches to engineering education and industrial training are of particular relevance to the conference.

 

 

CALL FOR FULL PAPERS

Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers of less than 5000 words using a double column format (10 Font Size, Times New Roman, IEEE referencing standard) to the Chairman of the AEEA2016Organizing Committee using the following email address: [email protected]

 

Full papers must be submitted in WORD format to facilitate the blind-review process.

 

 

Intending Authors should note the following deadlines:

Full paper submission:                                   15 February, 2016

Reviewer feedback:                                       15 April, 2016

Early bird registration:                                    30 May, 2016

Final paper submission:                                 6 June, 2016

 

Updates on the conference can be viewed on the conference website during 2016.

 

Registration

The registration fees are as follows:

·        

Early-bird fee (30 May 2016)           $230

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Author fee (30 May 2016)                               $230

·        

Student fee (30 May 2016)             $100

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Normal fee (after 1 June 2016)       $300

 

This will cover the cost of the conference proceedings, welcome reception and attendance at the conference dinner. Early registration is encouraged. Only papers of Authors who have registered will be published in the conference proceedings.

 

The Venue:

The Conference will be held at the Main Campus of the Central University of Technology, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa.

 

Accommodation

 

Accommodation can be secured from the listed places for participants that desire to be accommodated within or around the University. A list of these places will be placed on the conference website during 2016.