Engineering Education Research Group

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Ensuring the highest quality and most relevant engineering education for students is a goal of every university engineering department. In order to achieve this, having a thorough understanding of what constitutes good engineering education and how it can be implemented is fundamental. The Aston Engineering Education Research Group is focused on developing the understanding that will enable colleagues across the sector to introduce innovative and relevant learning and teaching practice that addresses the needs of industry whilst engaging students in their learning.

The group, which is made up of both engineering and social science academics, is not only concerned with HE but the whole ‘engineering education pipeline’ from primary school to the employment of engineers and their continued learning.

Drawing from different disciplines, the team has interests in many areas of engineering education. 

Current projects include:

  • Evaluation of Project Based Learning (more specifically CDIO)
  • Staff training for innovative learning and teaching
  • The importance of relationships, variety and coherency in engineering education
  • Bringing business and engineering together
  • Attributes of the graduate engineers of the future
  • Introducing engineering at primary school level
  • Outreach to schools – what works and why?
  • Student perceptions of engineering
  • Peer mentoring at transition
  • Relationships between industry and academia – what are the characteristics for success?
  • Work based learning

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engineering Social Sciences
Engineering education Engineering & Materials Science
education Social Sciences
mentoring Social Sciences
student Social Sciences
Students Engineering & Materials Science
learning Social Sciences
Teaching Social Sciences

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Research Output 2005 2018

The power of self-evaluation based cross-sparring in developing the quality of engineering programmes

Schrey-Niemenmaa, K., Clark, R., Matthíasdóttir, Á., Georgsson, F., Kontio, J., Bennedsen, J., Rouvrais, S. & Hermon, P., 2018, Engineering education for a smart society: World Engineering Education Forum & Global Engineering Deans Council 2016. Auer, M. E. & Kim, K-S. (eds.). Cham (CH): Springer, p. 158-174 17 p. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; vol. 627).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Engineering education
Quality assurance

Electrical power systems education for employment

Strickland, D., Jenkins, L., Luke, S., Andrews, J. & Wood, B., 19 Dec 2017, 2017 52nd International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2017. IEEE, Vol. 2017-January. p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Education
Students

Employment based projects for electrical power foundation degrees

Strickland, D., Jenkins, L., Luke, S. & Andrews, J., 19 Dec 2017, 2017 52nd International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2017. IEEE, Vol. 2017-January. p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Students
Industry

Student theses

An analysis of staff perceptions of their preparedness for the implementation of active learning in Malaysian engineering education : exploratory approach

Author: Ismail, N., 21 Mar 2019

Supervisor: Clark, R. P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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An explorative study of generic skills assessment within an active learning environment in Malaysian engineering education

Author: Daud, M., 2017

Supervisor: Clark, R. P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Neo-Nazism in West Germany

Author: Clark, R., Jun 1981

Supervisor: Kolinsky, E. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Philosophy

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Activities 2010 2014

  • 2 Participation in conference
  • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

121st ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Jane Andrews (Participant)
17 Jun 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

SRHE Annual Research Conference 2014

Jane Andrews (Chair)
1 Jun 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Workshop in Planning & Promoting Peer Mentoring

Jane Andrews (Member of programme committee)
Aug 2010

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course