Engineering Education Workshop


NATEG DAYS 2012


July 15, 2012, Palais des Sciences de Monastir, Tunisia



The purpose of the workshop is to present and assess different successful engineering education models, and discuss their relevance and applicability to engineering education in Tunisia. The format of the workshop will consist of formal presentations by participants with extensive experience in engineering education as well as two open discussion sessions moderated by experts. Engineering educators, administrators, engineering students and engineers from industry that have interest in improving the educational experience in engineering schools are welcome to attend.

Program


Time

Title of Presentation

Speaker

1:20PM Introduction to the Workshop Ridha Ben Mrad, Professor, University of Toronto
1:30PM NATEG's Objective regarding Engineering Education Ammar Kouki, President NATEG and Professor ETS
1:50PM Engineering Education and Partnerships - The Canadian/Ryerson Experience Professor Mohamed Lachemi, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Science, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
2:15PM Higher Education Reform in Tunisia Professor Mekki Ksouri, Ecole National d’Ingenieurs de Tunis (ENIT)
2:40PM Discussion 1 - Engineering Education in Tunisia - Challenges and Opportunities Moderators: Lotfi Hassine, Director, Scientific Mission of Tunisia in North America and Moncef Gabbouj, Academy Professor, Finland
3:00PM Coffee Break
3:20PM Continue Discussion 1 - Engineering Education in Tunisia - Challenges and Opportunities; Moderators: Lotfi Hassine, Director, Scientific Mission of Tunisia in North America and Moncef Gabbouj, Academy Professor, Finland
4:00 PM Discussion 2 - Challenges in preparing engineers for entrepreneurship and innovation; Moderators: Rick Schuhmann, Professor, Pennsylvania State University and Ridha Ben Mrad, Professor, University of Toronto.
5:00 - 6:00PM Summary and next steps