The International Conference in Innovations in Engineering Education (ICIEE) 2024, under the theme “Innovating Engineering Education for a Sustainable Future,” addresses the pressing need for improvements in engineering education — a need that arises from the challenges posed by our rapidly evolving world. ICIEE 2024, in its second edition, aims to rethink traditional engineering education paradigms by asking a critical question: Are we equipping our engineers not only with the skills to build but also with the foresight and knowledge to sustain?
This transformative initiative is driven by the increasing disconnect between current educational models and the complex and unique demands of today’s world. The 2021 UNESCO Engineering Report emphasizes the vital role of engineering education in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It highlights the importance of transcending traditional technical education to include interdisciplinary and problem-solving approaches essential for sustainable development.
ICIEE 2024 is positioned as a catalyst for substantial change. It offers an invaluable opportunity to reevaluate and reshape the role and education of 21st-century engineers, focusing on enhancing both the quantity and quality of engineering professionals.
The conference will present a range of sessions, including plenary talks, panel discussions, masterclasses, and workshops. These are designed to inspire thought and foster collaboration across academia, industry, and government, steering towards a future rooted in economic, environmental, and societal sustainability.
ICIEE 2024 acknowledges that effective change in engineering education requires collaboration. It invites leaders in policymaking, industry, and academia to be part of this collaborative drive for evolution.
ICIEE 2024 will be held from March 4 to 6, 2024, and is scheduled to commence alongside WFEO’s World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development (WED). One of the UNESCO International Days, WED is celebrated globally every year on March 4. The synchrony of ICIEE with WED celebrates the impact of engineering with a concerted focus on the evolution of the education that drives it.