International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in Engineering Education

18th - 20th September 2012, Coventry University, UK
Published papers now available; see the programme and papers page for details.

Conference Summary

“Regarding the conference, it was great to see such a diverse range of specialties and some wonderfully inspiring speakers. Great stuff, and many thanks to your staff for organizing such a great event.” Feedback from a delegate at EE2012

The fifth in the popular and highly regarded series of international EE conferences was held at Coventry University during 18th - 20th September 2012 and attracted 150 delegates. This international conference was dedicated to enhancing the quality of higher education in all engineering disciplines. It served as a forum for sharing innovation and effective practice and provided delegates with the opportunity to critically and creatively engage with new ideas and research.

A total of 83 papers and workshops were delivered over the three days, addressing aspects of the conference themes:

  • Inspiring young people to study engineering; outreach activity
  • Engaging and retaining engineering students in their studies including curriculum development
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Learning spaces and environment
  • Technology-supported learning; use of VLEs
  • Working with employers
  • Preparing the engineers of the future including sustainable development, internationalisation, globalisation, ethics and values
  • Graduate skills
  • Continuing professional development of practising engineers
  • Work based learning

The programme for the conference can be viewed from the Programme and papers tab above. All the accepted papers and workshop outlines can be accessed by clicking the title in the programme.

Engineering Students

Day 2 of the conference was designed to be of particular interest to students. A competition was held for student posters and the winner was: Nicola Greene, Loughborough University, with her poster entitled “The Many Hats of the Global Engineer”

Contact us

For any queries on this series of conferences, please contact The Centre for Engineering and Design Education at Loughborough University.

Organised by

Loughborough University

The Centre for Engineering and Design Education

Hosted by

Coventry University

Sponsored by

And supported by:


Royal Academy of Engineering
Research in Engineering Education Network

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