Hundreds of engineers will converge on Surfers Paradise for the 2013 Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference (AAEE2013) being hosted by Griffith University’s School of Engineering from 9-11 December.

More than 200 delegates, including students and professionals from diverse engineering education backgrounds, are set to attend this year’s event entitled Work Integrated Learning — Applying Theory to Practice in Engineering Education.

Head of the Griffith School of Engineering, Professor Geoff Tansley, said he is delighted that the University is hosting the region’s largest — and Australia’s longest-running — engineering education conference.

“Engineers of the future will be the gatekeepers of standards in our industry,” Professor Tansley said.

“It is vitally important that so many practitioners are able to come together to discuss the latest research and best practice in engineering education.”

Conference Chair Associate Professor Charles Lemckert said the benefits of global information sharing through an extended series of conferences (AAEE2013 is the 24th to be held so far) were already impacting upon professional excellence.

“These conferences enhance academics’ ability to deliver best-practice educational programs to ensure Engineering graduates ‘hit the ground running’ when they move into their professions,” he said.

“These days employers are looking for work-ready graduates with practical, real-world experience in their chosen fields, as exemplified by Griffith University’s School of Engineering graduates, who are renowned for the quality of their training.”

A full program of events across the three day conference can be found here.

Conference details

2013 Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference (AAEE2013)

9-11 December, 2013

The Crown Plaza Hotel, 2807 Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217 AUSTRALIA