30th June - 2nd July 2010
The twenty first century and beyond will present human society with a set of unprecedented challenges emanating from the unsustainable nature of the current societal model. Clearly society must find a transformative model to a sustainable future, and fast. Engineers, with their technical know-how and systems approach to problem solving, are well placed to lead this necessarily multidisciplinary and collaborative endeavour. However, engineering education must provide twenty first century engineers with the necessary tools to undertake the massive challenges ahead.
The 3rd International Symposium of Engineering Education will take place at University College Cork on 1st - 2nd July 2010. This significant international conference will explore a number of key issues pertaining to engineering education in the twenty first century. These include sustainability in engineering education, IT applications, pedagogical approaches & assessment for learning outcomes, Bologna and industry perspectives. The Symposium will also host a Delegate Workshop, a Professional Institutions Forum and the international launch of a book on Engineering Education and Sustainable Development.
We look forward to welcoming you to Cork, the capital of Ireland's Southern province of Munster (and one of Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel 2010’ top ten cities*) and to UCC, perhaps Ireland's most picturesque university campus, for a stimulating, thought provoking and transformative two days in 2010, to join the engineering educational community at this critical juncture, in charting a way forward for the education of engineers to face the substantial challenges of the twenty first century.
*Some local events include Carrigtwohill Medieval Festival @Barryscourt Castle, Kinsale/Cork Clipper festival, the July 4th Blarney Bowl @Blarney Castle and Live at the Marquee.