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The group is set up as a forum for people interested in the development of Engineering Education in Europe. It consists of people highly involved in all aspects of modern engineering education. Through sharing our experiences we all gain insight and knowledge. The Special Interest Group promotes discussion and involvement on diverse themes through various activities. We also take into account the effective cooperation between science and society, renewing the assets of Engineering business, including scientific excellence with social awareness and responsibility.

Topics of interest

The integration of science and technology advancements in engineering education.
Mobility and exchange in Engineering Education.
Enhancing Engineering Education by new technologies and methods (PBL, CDIO…)
Educational Software and Videos.
Quality assurance and evaluation.
21st Century Skills.
Professional Development of teachers.
Digital Literacy.
Open Educational Resources.
Employability and Workplace Training.
Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and 3D Experiences.
Online Assessment.
Learning Analytics.
University-Industry Cooperation.
Web Technologies in Engineering Education.
Apps & Mobile Technologies.
Pedagogical Innovations.
Collaborative Learning Experiences.

CD SIG and the European Society

Within this special interest group we also try to define contents for the current society, taking into account aspects such as Likeness and Interdependence. The European society is based on extensive communication networks and the ability of individuals to update their knowledge in a world that changes dramatically. Our European students also have a tendency towards a “single thought” (especially in scientific and economic subjects), due in large part to the information work of social media, the mobility of people by all countries of Europe and the unification of the patterns of action demanded by economic globalization. And the awareness of environmental problems, Europe is aware of threats to the environment caused by uncontrolled economic activity, but insufficient means have yet been put in place to remedy it.


The Special Interest Group addresses to three different groups of persons, each of them having its own reasons for being involved:

  • Teachers and managers of education, Sharing knowledge and experiences on learning and teaching good practice.
    Learning about curriculum innovation in EE in different educational environments. Becoming aware of the interests of students from different countries as well as those of a dynamic society.
  • Students, Contributing to the debate on curriculum innovation.  Gaining insight into the practicalities of curriculum development.
    Exchanging views on engineering curricula with students from different countries as well as with future employers and teachers.
  • Companies, Employers of engineers, Aligning the career of young graduates with ongoing developments in engineering education. Interaction with academia and participation in educational forums sharing experiences with other employers.

Get involved

Any SEFI member or any person associated with an institutional or corporate SEFI member may join the CDWG.
If interested you may:

  • Attend one of the CDWG meetings and seminars
  • Meet us at the next SEFI Annual Conference


Prof John Mitchell

University College London
London, United Kingdom

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