The International Conference on Innovations in Engineering Education (ICIEE) 2024, themed “Innovating Engineering Education for Sustainable Futures: Leadership, Sustainability, and Global Synergy,” emphasizes the necessity for ongoing advancements in engineering education — an imperative driven by the challenges presented by our rapidly changing world.

At ICIEE 2024, we are poised to present the current engineering education models with the pivotal question: “Are we adequately preparing our engineers with the skills required for both creation and sustainable development?”

The progressive transformation of engineering education, transitioning from apprenticeship models to formal university-based instruction, and evolving further towards hybrid-modality and experiential learning methodologies, is evidence of its inherent nature of innovation over the centuries. This evolution has been in direct response to the changing needs of society, technological advancements, and the emergence of global challenges. By comprehending the future landscape, we can gain valuable insights into the directions that innovations in engineering education must take to remain relevant, effective, and valuable.

This conference will thus navigate us through the current landscape, marked by emerging trends and challenges including the integration of digital technologies, a focus on sustainability, ethical considerations, and the need for interdisciplinary approaches. Participants will engage in in-depth discussions focused on the utilization of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and principles of sustainable design, in the engineering curriculum.

Moreover, ICIEE 2024 is committed to enhancing the essential human competencies critical for global leadership. Proficiencies such as teamwork, communication, and cross-cultural understanding have become increasingly vital in a world where globalization has diminished the traditional barriers between sectors and nations. The synergy among educational institutions, the industry, and government bodies is indispensable for formulating comprehensive, organizational strategies aimed at innovating engineering education sustainably and effectively.

As a platform for initiating change, ICIEE 2024 presents a structured forum designed to advance and enrich the education and training of engineers for the 21st century. The conference is set to host a varied program of sessions, including plenary talks, panel discussions, masterclasses, and workshops. These engagements are carefully curated to foster conversation, promote leadership, and facilitate synergy, guiding us toward a future anchored on economic, environmental, and societal sustainability.

As The National Engineering University dedicated to developing leaders in the global knowledge economy, Batangas State University shall “strengthen engineering programs through the development and offering of industry-driven and emerging engineering programs; spearhead collaboration between the academe and engineering industries; and lead in the implementation of innovative pedagogies in engineering education through the Center for Innovation in Engineering Education.” [Republic Act No. 11694 (2022). “Revised Batangas State University Charter,” Section 3(c). Approved April 11, 2022. Philippines.]


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The imperative for global alignment and innovation in engineering education is driven by the profession’s growing interconnectivity, the projected significant growth of the engineering sector due to technological advancements, sustainability challenges, and innovation, and the increasing cross-border mobility of engineering professionals. With numerous engineering education authorities worldwide as with the various intersecting standards and accreditation systems, the need for a unified approach is urgent.

This session examines the International Engineering Alliance's (IEA) pivotal role in advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through its Graduate Attributes and Professional Competencies (GAPC) Framework. As a global entity encompassing members from 41 jurisdictions across 29 countries, the IEA is instrumental in standardizing engineering education and professional competence.
This keynote will explore how the GAPC framework, supported by international accords such as the Washington, Sydney, and Dublin Accords, sets a competence baseline for engineering graduates. With the support of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) and UNESCO, the IEA's efforts are crucial in aligning engineering education with global sustainability goals, offering attendees deep insights into the implementation and impact of these standards in higher education.
This panel discussion convenes experts across academia, policy, and sustainability to strategize on enhancing the Philippines' position within the global engineering education framework. The session will cover a range of topics including educational standards, accreditation, technological integration, and the importance of sustainability and innovation in curricula. By examining and benchmarking against international practices, the discussion aims to identify strategic policies and educational reforms necessary to adapt the Filipino engineering education system to global challenges and opportunities. The panel will also address fostering collaborative environments to support the growth and international competitiveness of engineering education in the Philippines.
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There is a growing shared transformative agenda for engineering education, one that transcends traditional boundaries to embrace leadership, diversity, and innovation.
“Empowering Change” serves as a conceptual framework for exploring how engineering can evolve to meet the demands of a rapidly changing world, focusing on leadership that is transformative by nature, inclusive practices that enrich the engineering profession, and collaborative strategies that redefine educational content. This collective of sessions lays the groundwork for discussions that navigate the complexities of integrating diverse perspectives and addressing global challenges through education, ultimately aiming to prepare future engineers to become actively involved in a world of technology-enabled sustainability. Through this lens, the subtheme aims to foster a dialogue on the flexible and dynamic roles that educational institutions play in advancing sustainable development and how they can effectively respond to the evolving expectations of the engineering profession.

This session explores the transformative role of engineering education in achieving sustainable futures. It will dissect the critical components of leadership in engineering academia—highlighting the necessity of visionary guidance, inclusivity, and diversity as foundational elements for fostering a culture of innovation and responsiveness to global sustainability challenges. This session aims to outline actionable strategies and existing efforts within the educational landscape to prepare engineers who are not only adept at solving today's problems but are also equipped to anticipate and address the sustainability challenges of tomorrow.
The importance of equity, inclusion, and diversity in the engineering profession cannot be understated, as these principles are critical for fostering innovation and ensuring that engineering solutions are fair and accessible to all. This session will explore the multifaceted impact of diversity on the engineering design process, emphasizing the need for a human-centered approach that starts with empathy and a deep understanding of the end users' needs. Organizations are encouraged to maintain focus on diversity, ensuring that all individuals feel valued and have equal opportunities. The session will highlight the historical context of diversity in engineering and the ongoing efforts to include women and people of color into the profession properly, underlining the importance of understanding societal definitions of engineering and who gets to be an engineer.
This session underscores the importance of synergistic partnerships among academia, industry, and government in redefining engineering education to confront future challenges, especially in sustainable and smart city development. It emphasizes proactive collaboration to bridge the industry-academe gap, ensuring curricula are forward-looking and aligned with imminent societal and environmental needs. By collectively identifying and addressing these challenges, the session aims to outline strategies for cultivating engineering professionals equipped to contribute significantly to a sustainable future, highlighting the essential role of strategic collaborations in advancing engineering education.
The session examines how universities can address challenges identified by industry and government to prepare engineering professionals for the future. It explores the translation of these challenges into educational objectives, focusing on how universities can contribute through institutional graduate attributes. This discussion aligns with Outcome-Based Education (OBE) principles, emphasizing continuous quality improvement in curricula to meet the evolving needs of sustainable cities and communities, thereby ensuring engineering education remains relevant and impactful.
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“Sustainability in Engineering Education” delves into the transformative potential of integrating sustainability principles within engineering curricula. This subtheme posits education as a fundamental catalyst for embedding sustainable practices in engineering, preparing future professionals to navigate and mitigate the multifaceted challenges of environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic viability. It emphasizes the imperative for academic institutions to evolve, ensuring that the next generation of engineers is equipped with the knowledge and skills to drive forward innovations for a sustainable future, ultimately fostering a world where engineering solutions harmonize with the principles of sustainable development.

Innovative pedagogical approaches are reshaping engineering education, integrating advanced technologies like AI and VR while fostering interdisciplinary learning. Emphasizing hands-on projects and simulations, educators facilitate practical skill development alongside theoretical knowledge, breaking down silos between engineering disciplines. By promoting experiential learning and adaptability, students are prepared for evolving industries, encouraged to cultivate a growth mindset and engage in lifelong learning. This revolution in education equips tomorrow's engineers with the diverse skill set needed to tackle complex challenges and drive innovation in a rapidly changing world.  
The impact of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education and higher education accreditation on global sustainability is a multifaceted issue with far-reaching implications. This subject explores how STEM education, as a fundamental component of academic curricula, is instrumental in equipping future generations with the skills and knowledge necessary to address environmental challenges and promote sustainable practices. Additionally, it delves into the role of accreditation in higher education as a tool for ensuring that academic programs meet the highest standards for sustainability education. This includes how accreditation bodies can encourage universities to integrate sustainability concepts into their STEM programs, thus aligning academic outcomes with global sustainability objectives. The discussion is crucial for understanding how education systems, through STEM and robust accreditation standards, can contribute significantly to the global pursuit of sustainable development.
This discussion explores the critical role of research in the capacity building of engineering education, focusing on enhancing academic and practical skills, addressing accreditation and globalization challenges, and integrating innovative teaching methods. The distinguished panelists bring a wealth of experience in academia, research and development, and curriculum innovation to highlight how research underpins the development of a responsive and technologically adept engineering education system. Their insights aim to inspire advancements in engineering education, preparing students to meet the challenges of the 21st century with a comprehensive skill set, a global perspective, and a commitment to sustainability. The ultimate goal is to foster an environment where research and education converge to produce not just engineers, but innovators and leaders in the field.
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Crafted to elevate the strategic, systemic, and design-oriented thinking capacities of academic leaders within the engineering education domain, innovative thinking imbues participants with the foresight and creativity needed to navigate and shape the evolving landscape of engineering education. Through a series of focused workshops, leaders are encouraged to explore and apply innovative thinking modalities to foster educational environments that are responsive, sustainable, and aligned with future challenges and opportunities. This initiative seeks to empower leaders to drive meaningful change, ensuring engineering education remains at the forefront of technological and societal advancements.

This session examines the critical pathway of engineering innovations from their conceptual stages to tangible societal benefits, emphasizing the strategic framework of Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs). It convenes experts from government, academia, and the finance sector to discuss the application of TRLs in steering the development, validation, and deployment of new technologies. Guided by a moderator with a rich background in engineering and research leadership, the panel aims to highlight the synergies between policy frameworks, academic research, and industry requirements. The discussion is set to explore strategies for integrating these perspectives within the engineering education system to better prepare students for the challenges of innovation and commercialization. The ultimate goal is to inspire an evolution in engineering education that aligns more closely with market and societal needs, creating a generation of engineers capable of transforming theoretical ideas into commercial successes.  
This workshop, titled 'Partnership for the Goals in Engineering Education: Systems Thinking,' focuses on fostering collaboration among universities, industry, and government to enhance the engineering education system. The session explores how a systems thinking approach using TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) can be applied to key components of engineering education, including curriculum and delivery systems, academic infrastructure, faculty development, and student success strategies. This methodology aims to holistically address the challenges and opportunities within engineering education, ensuring that future engineers are well-equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge. By applying TRIZ, practitioners gain a systematic approach to problem-solving, enabling them to uncover inventive solutions by understanding the underlying system's dynamics and interactions. This integration of TRIZ enhances engineers' ability to tackle intricate challenges holistically, leading to more innovative and effective problem-solving outcomes. The workshop emphasizes the importance of these collaborative partnerships in shaping an engineering education system that is robust, dynamic, and responsive to the evolving demands of the industry, professional practice, and society.
Building upon the foundation set in a previous session, this workshop, entitled 'Partnership for the Goals in Engineering Education: Strategizing for Continuous Improvement', is designed to foster a collaborative environment among academic institutions, industry leaders, and government entities. The focus is on nurturing future-ready graduates, establishing deep connections with the industrial sector, and upholding the highest standards of educational excellence. The primary objective is to develop a dynamic and sustainable framework for continuous improvement in engineering education. This involves leveraging the power of university networks and partnerships to foster a forward-thinking approach, ensuring that engineering education remains at the cutting edge of technological, societal, and global advancements.
This session delves into Singapore Polytechnic's innovative application of the CDIO Framework (Conceive, Design, Implement, Operate) and Common Core Curriculum to advance sustainable development in engineering education. It showcases how these methodologies enhance the learning experience by integrating practical, real-world challenges with sustainable solutions. Participants will gain insights into effective strategies for embedding sustainability into engineering curricula, preparing students to contribute meaningfully to global sustainability goals through hands-on, project-based learning. This approach underscores the importance of evolving engineering education to meet the demands of a sustainable future.


May 8 : Day 1

09:00 AM - 09:50 AM Opening Ceremony Invocation and Philippine National Anthem
Welcome Remarks
09:50 AM - 10:05 AM Launching of the National Engineering Education Development (NEED) Program
10:05 AM - 10:20 AM Health Break
10:20 AM - 11:00 AM Keynote Address The Role of the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) in Accelerating the 2030 Agenda for the Sustainable Development through the IEA Graduate Attributes and Professional Competencies (GAPC) Framework
11:00 AM - 12:10 PM Panel Discussion 1 Positioning the Philippines in the Global Engineering Education Landscape
12:10 PM - 01:30 PM Lunch Break
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM Panel Discussion 2 From Concept to Impact: Navigating Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) in Advancing Engineering Innovations

Assoc. Prof. Albertson D. Amante
Vice President for Research, Development, and Extension Services, Batangas State University, The National Engineering University
02:30 PM - 02:45 PM Health Break
02:45 PM - 04:15 PM Workshop Part 1 The Introduction of TRIZ for Systems Thinking


Dr. Reynato A. Gamboa
Executive Assistant for Engineering Education Development, Innovation and Futures Thinking Batangas State University, The National Engineering University
04:15 PM - 04:30 PM Day 1 Closing

May 9: Day 2

09:00 AM - 09:10 AM Opening and Synthesis
09:10 AM - 09:50 AM Master Class 1 Engineering for Sustainable Development: Experience from Singapore Polytechnic in Using the CDIO Framework and the Common Core Curriculum
09:50 AM - 10:30 AM Plenary Talk 1 Innovative Pedagogical Approaches in Engineering Education
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Health Break
10:45 AM - 11:25 AM Plenary Talk 2 Cultures of Inclusion and Diversity in Engineering Education and Professions
11:25 AM - 01:00 PM Lunch Break
01:00 PM - 02:15 PM Panel Discussion 3 Stakeholders' Partnership towards Smart and Sustainable Cities

Atty. Noel Alberto S. Omandap
Vice President for Development and External Affairs, Batangas State University, The National Engineering University
02:15 PM - 02:55 PM Masterclass 2 Role of the University in Advancing Sustainable Cities and Communities: Translating Industry and Societal Needs into Educational Objectives
02:55 PM - 03:10 PM Health Break
03:10 PM - 04:40 PM Workshop Part 2 Partnership for the Goals in Engineering Education: Strategizing for Continuous Improvement


Dr. Reynato A. Gamboa
Executive Assistant for Engineering Education Development, Innovation and Futures Thinking, Batangas State University, The National Engineering University
04:40 PM - 04:50 PM Day 2 Closing

May 10: Day 3

09:00 AM - 09:10 AM Opening and Synthesis
09:10 AM - 09:50 AM Plenary Talk 4 The Impact of STEM and Higher Education Accreditation on Global Sustainability
09:50 AM - 10:05 AM Health Break
10:05 AM - 11:05 AM Panel Discussion 4 Research as a Pillar of Capacity Building in Engineering Education

Dr. Cristina Amor M. Rosales
Dean, College of Engineering Batangas State University , The National Engineering University
11:05 AM - 11:45 AM Plenary Talk 4 Engineering Education as the Enabler for Our Sustainable Futures: What It Will Take, What Is Being Done
11:45 AM - 12:00 Noon Closing Ceremony

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