International Conference on Engineering Education

Valencia, Spain, July 22-26, 2003








The Bologna Declaration is a statement of intent to establish a European Learning Space that principally enables mobility of students, staff, transferability of credit and compatible learning cycles. The spirit of the Bologna Declaration can and should be implemented to promote Trans-world recognition. This workshop will concentrate on first cycle (undergraduate) and second cycle (post graduate) qualifications, with the emphasis on shorter cycles in common with the 3-5-8 model commonly attributed to Bologna. Industry requires a skills base which is often lacking in both first and second cycle degrees where the focus is more on theory and less on applications. Whilst the present market place satisfies the demand for high calibre engineers the increasing demand from industry for technologists has not been met by educational establishments. Attention should therefore be focussed on the content of first cycle degrees and their relevance to the labour market and the marrying of the second cycle with the first when compared with the seamless bachelor/masters approach offered by many today.


This workshop will examine the processes required to establish collaborative programme delivery between universities in the Europe and the rest of the world. The issues that emerge From this session will be considered in the context of the aims of the Bologna Declaration and other international agreements such as those involving accreditation, with the intention that proposals will be put forward that seek to offer mechanisms to permit future progress.


You are invited to contribute to this workshop with a short presentation at the start. This activity will be limited to no more than four presentations so as to allow plenty of time for discussion.


This conference emphasises development of international partnerships in education and research. Through special sessions and international workshops, it provides ample opportunity for discussing future cooperative projects. For more information on iNEER, one of the principal sponsors of the conference, visit:




January 15, 2003:    Abstract due (submit through website indicated below, with e-mail to Session Chair. Be sure to begin the text of your abstract with the title of this session)

February 15, 2003:    Notice of preliminary acceptance

April 15, 20003:              Paper submission deadline

May 1, 2003:                    Early registration deadline (required for final acceptance of papers)

May 15, 2003:                  Deadline for authors’ registration to ensure publishing of submitted papers


Further information is available at the ICEE-2003 web site:


Session Chair:


Melvyn Dodridge, Division of Electronics, Media Technology & Mathematics,
School of Computing & Technology, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby,
DE22 1GB, United Kingdom,
Fax: +44 (0) 1332622739