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Program Outline

Throughout the conference there will be a wide range of papers presented on the undergraduate engineering experience, with engineering academics from all around the world presenting on their research and practice. In addition, each day will have a specific focus:


Industry Day


Prof Juan Lucena of the Colarado School of Mines, who is an expert on Engineering for Social Justice and Ethics

Schedule for the day includes:

• A panel session on "What Makes a Good Graduate Program?"
• Presentations from companies with exemplar programs on how they work.
• A session on "Charter Status for Academics - Is it Worth it?"
• A workshop for people responsible for the graduate development of engineers, following on from the EEA workshop in September.
• The presentation on certificates for new CPEng's.
• A session on what the difference between a 4-year and a 5-year graduate will be.

EA have agreed that attendance at AAEE will count as hours for CPD for gaining or maintaining CPEng, so this would provide additional value for any of your graduate engineers (or indeed your chartered senior engineers) who choose to attend.


Challenge Finals


Ian Wood, Vice President Community and Sustainability BHP Billiton, speaking on "Industry’s Role in Supporting Sustainable Engineering"

Engineers Without Borders

The highlight for day two is the finals of the annual Engineers Without Borders challenge, which will have six teams of first year engineers presenting their solutions to a challenging design problem placed in the context of helping developing communities through engineering.

Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) brings together engineering students, young graduates, experienced engineers and even non engineers as a team to tackle the issues of development and sustainability and help solve basic, small scale engineering problems faced by many people in need.

EWB also aims to expand the dimensions of experience for engineers and engineering students through education and awareness raising activities focused on sustainable development, appropriate technology and poverty alleviation. EWB is committed to working with universities, professional associations, high schools and industry to increase understanding of these issues.

The EWB Challenge is an education initiative of EWB which is an Australasian design program for first-year university students. Students work in teams to develop conceptual designs for sustainable development that contribute towards real international development projects.

The program is based on the sustainable development projects from EWB's growing list of past and present programs. Each year, the EWB Challenge design brief will be inviting students to tackle a new range of projects identified by EWB in conjunction with its community development program partners. Students will work in teams of 4 - 6 to design solutions for projects ranging from water supply and quality to sanitation, waste management, energy supply, transport, permaculture and infrastructure development.

Participating universities may nominate up to four teams to submit their work to EWB. These reports are reviewed by a judging panel and awards are made to outstanding contributions and include the EWB Challenge Overall Champion Award incorporating a study tour and visit to the EWB Community Partner project sites.

The EWB Challenge helps to ensure students are inspired and motivated by their first year engineering experience.


High School Day


Verna Vos, Director of Kutjarra Tjukurrpa Enterprise, a consultancy that does work on cultural sensitivity, particularly on interacting with indigenous groups

The schedule for the day includes:

• A session on what modern engineering careers are like, so that school teachers have an accurate and up-to-date idea.
• Professional development sessions for teachers teaching engineering-related units.
• A workshop on engaging indigenous youth in engineering pathways, such as through summer schools.


Felder-Brent Workshop

Other workshops to be confirmed.

Social Program



Sunday 4 December 2011


16:30 - 18:30


Western Australian Maritime Museum
Victoria Quay, Fremantle


Included in Full Registration
Additional Tickets: $55 per person

A Welcome Reception will take place at the Western Australian Maritime Museum. The function will provide the perfect opportunity for delegates to catch up with colleagues, renew past acquaintances and make new contacts whilst enjoying the spectacular views of the Fremantle Port.



The social dinner has been cancelled.




Tuesday 6 December 2011


19:00 - 23:00


Government House Ballroom
St Georges Terrace, Perth


Formal / Black Tie


Included in Full Registration
Additional Tickets: $120 per person

Enjoy a scenic trip by boat along the Swan River, followed by a fabulous dinner in the newly refurbished Government House Ballroom. This evening is the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with other Conference delegates, whilst being entertained, wined and dined on the best that Western Australia has to offer. A night not to be missed!

Optional Activities

For a list of optional activities please see pages 9 and 10 of the AAEE 2011 Brochure:
Click here to download brochure


Engineers Australia

Silver Sponsors:

Australian Learning and Teaching Council

University of Western Australia

Curtin University

Conference Dinner Sponsors:


Concurrent Session Sponsor:

Engineering Education Australia


Edith Cowan University

Murdoch University

Perth Convention Bureau