24 October, 2019

SS06 – Special Session on Innovation and Research Findings in Engineering Higher Education


Engineering education is facing nowadays many transnational challenges as a consequence of rapid social changes. New technology developments, globalized markets, proliferation of information, social responsibility and participatory corporate structures of companies, as well as the endangered environment are only few examples of the new circumstances that practicing engineers are facing today, different from those of the past. And the circumstances of the future will be even more different within an international context. Significant changes in engineering education at the university level will be required in order to satisfy the needs of our graduates in preparing them for the challenges of the present century.

This special session is focused on presenting case studies, demonstrative and ongoing experiences concerning engineering education innovation and research. Contributions dealing with innovative practices in higher education in engineering are welcome.


Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Transnational experiences in engineering in higher education institutions
  • University – Industry dual programs
  • Integration of digital libraries into engineering training programs
  • Environmental and sustainability concerns of engineering education programs
  • New technologies applied to new learning environments
  • Engineering lifelong learning
  • Online and blended experiences in engineering education programs
  • Development of advanced skills and competences in engineering education
  • Interactive and distance learning in engineering education

Session Chairs

  • Eduardo Montero García, University of Burgos (Spain)
  • Fatima E. M. Mhamdi Alaoui, University Chouaib Doukkali El Jadida (Morocco)
  • María Consuelo Sáiz Manzanares, University of Burgos (Spain)
  • Natalia Muñoz-Rujas, University of Burgos (Spain)


Prof. Eduardo Montero García

Universidad de Burgos, Higher Polytechnic School

Avda. de Cantabria, s/n. 09006 Burgos, Spain

e-mail: emontero@ubu.es