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Incorporating New Trends and Teaching Methodologies: Improving State of Engineering Education In Pakistann

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2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Atlanta, Georgia

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June 23, 2013

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June 23, 2013

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June 26, 2013



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Introducing New Methodologies and the Incoming Students to Engineering Programs

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23.734.1 - 23.734.15



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Salahuddin Qazi State University of New York, Institute of Tech.

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Salahuddin (Sala) Qazi holds a Ph.D., degree in electrical engineering from the University of Technology, Loughborough, U.K. He is a full Professor (Emeritus) and past chair in the School of Information Systems and Engineering Technology at the State University of New York Institute of Technology, Utica. Dr. Qazi has published several articles, book chapters in the area of fiber doped amplifiers, wireless security, MEMS based wireless communications and Nanotechnology for photovoltaic energy. He is a member of ASEE and a senior life member of IEEE.

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Adeel Khalid Southern Polytechnic State University (ENG)

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Dr. Adeel Khalid is an Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering at Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) in Marietta, Georgia USA. His expertise includes Multidisciplinary design and optimization of Aerospace systems. Dr. Khalid received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He holds Master of Science degrees in the discipline of Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University, and Industrial, and Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He obtained Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute. His academic background is notable for a strong emphasis on research and teaching.

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Qaiser H Malik National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Pakistan University

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Qaiser H. Malik is Principal NUST Institute of Leadership in Education (NILE) and founding Head of Dept. of Engineering Education Research (DEER) at National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan. He has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University. His research interests include assessment, evaluation, and cyberinfrastructure technologies in Engineering Education.

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There has been an exponential rise in both the public and private universities in Pakistan sincethe creation of Higher Education Commission (HEC) in 2002. There are over 40 universities andcolleges which are providing education in Engineering and Technology in the country of about180 million people. At the time of independence in 1947 from United Kingdom there was noengineering university and barely a few engineering colleges. According to one estimate,Pakistan produces about 445,000 university graduates and 10,000 computer science graduatesper year.Engineering and technology plays an important role in the development of a country which alsohelps in job creation leading to improvement in the standard of living. However the job ofeducating engineers has become more challenging on the face of addressing issues such aspoverty reduction, sustainable development, disaster response, climate change, reconstructionand risk reduction. These challenges are further compounded with new trends of learning andteaching in engineering education. The learning is not only knowledge acquisition orparticipation in a social community but also about knowledge creation as in the case of projectbased learning. Similarly the new developments in electronic media are leading to enormouschallenges for teachers in regards to the role digital devices can and should play in the learningprocess. For some educators, the view is that technology should only be utilized as a tool to helpfacilitate student understanding and mastery of the current curriculum. Whereas for othereducators, technology is as fundamental to learning as reading and writing and therefore mustbecome a separate segment of the school curriculum.The purpose of our presentation is to review the state of engineering education in Pakistan. A setof pedagogical techniques, tools and methodologies are explored to foster the growth of thescholarship of teaching and learning in engineering education. The presentation will also discussthe means of improving engineering education incorporating new trends and teachingmethodologies and offer suggestions based on collaborations, partnerships, and joint programsbetween US and Pakistani universities.

Qazi, S., & Khalid, A., & Malik, Q. H. (2013, June), Incorporating New Trends and Teaching Methodologies: Improving State of Engineering Education In Pakistann Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--19748

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