World Congress on Engineering Education 2015


29 – 30 October 2015 | Beirut, Lebanon

Engineering Education for Sustainable Development


This Congress is organized by the World Federation of Engineering Organizations – Committee of Education in Engineering (WFEO-CEIE) in collaboration with the Federation of Lebanese Engineers (FLE), the Federation of Arab Engineers (FAE), the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

The Congress themes are:

  • Engineering Education, and policy knowledge base relevant to sustainability,

  • Innovations in education and learning research,

  • Education on engineering sustainability, with particular emphasis on socioeconomic and environmental implications,

  • Environmental, energy and societal engineering sustainability,

  • Support for interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary education/learning science research,

  • Development of the cyber structure and research instrumentation needed to enable sustainability in engineering,

  • Effects of accreditation on engineering education for sustainability,

  • Co-curricular activities for learning sustainability,

  • Effective strategies for engaging students in learning about sustainability in engineering,

  • Barriers, Challenges, and Drivers for Universities to become more sustainability-focused,

  • Experiences and lessons learnt from embedding sustainability in engineering curricula,

  • Education for Sustainable Development at Universities in the MENA Region: Challenges, Opportunities and Best Practices,

  • Principles and Standards of sustainability in engineering education,

  • Sustainability and industry: Barriers, challenges and best practices,

  • Engineering curricula and sustainability (methodology, programs, ethics, learning applications…).

  • Teaching the “Architectural Project” with its fundamental anchorage to “sustainability” parameters,

  • Sustainable Architecture education : Traditions and Technological strategies.


Guest speakers:

Dr. Paul Boulos Ph.D., Dist.M.ASCE, is president of Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure. He is a Diplomate (by Eminence) of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEES), Board Certified Environmental Engineers (BCEEM), and was awarded Honorary Diplomate status (Hon.D.WRE) by the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE) as well as Distinguished Diplomate status in Navigation Engineering (Dist.D.NE) by the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port & Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE), both academies’ top honors. He was also elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the highest professional distinction accorded to an engineer)

Dr. Kamel Hawwash PhD., MAPM, FHEA. He is currently the President of SEFI. Dr. Hawwash is a Member of the European Engineering Deans Council, Convenor of MSc in Construction Management. Currently he is a Professor at College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston.

Dr Peter Greenwood PhD., HonFIEAust, FIET, Sen Mem IEEE, CPEng (Rtd), Eng Exec. Dr Peter Greenwood is an Executive Vice-President of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations. He has had a long and varied career in engineering. Dr. Greenwood was the President of IEA, Dr Greenwood was President of Engineers Australia in 2002 and 2003 and Chair of the Washington Accord from 2002 to 2007.

Dr. Ahmad Jammal Ph.D. – The director general of Higher Education in Lebanon. He is the Vice President of the council of higher education; Dr. Jammal is a professor of power electronics and electric machines at the Lebanese University. He is currently the President of the Technical committee and the equivalence committee at the Ministry of Higher Education in Lebanon

Dr. h.c. Dirk Bochar, MA, MBA Dr. Bochar is currently the Vice President ENAEE, Secretary General of FEANI, Brussels, he has been General Manager of Europe Net, the European automobile association for HGVs for the past nine years.

Dr. J.P. Mohsen PhD., is a Professor and Chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. He served as President of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) during 2009-10 and on the regional Board of Direction of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) representing Kentucky during 2009-12. Dr. J.P. Mohsen was Announced as the 2014 ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering Award Recipient


For more information:

  WCEE 2015 registration

  WCEE 2015 abstracts

  WCEE 2015 program

  WCEE 2015 website

  WFEO-CEIE website

  Federation of Lebanese Engineers website

  Federation of Arab Engineers website

  ASEE website

  ASCE website



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