Document Type : Scientific - Research


Professor of Geo-Engineering / University of Tehran


The globalization of economy, incredible advances in technology and social sciences, and the international move toward outcome-oriented evaluation of education programs greatly necessitate changes in the traditional model of engineering education. Key elements for effective execution of changes in engineering education are the faculty members and education staff and authorities. From a research on Iran’s engineering education staff, it was found that regardless of their location of employment (whether universities or industry), this groups came from a diverse academic background, which is often irrelevant to the concept of education. Their priority seems to be acquiring specialized professional trainings. A similar requirement in other countries has led to the establishment of higher education programs in engineering education. The goal of these programs, which are usually conducted in engineering faculties, is to train people who can be in charge of arrangement, coordination, guidance, execution, evaluation, and documentation of education. Furthermore it is aimed to enable the trainees to enhance the quality of education presentation in educational institutions, as well as the industry. The graduates of this program will also be able to propose mechanisms to overcome the country’s engineering education challenges and promote its quality through systematic research. In this paper, the work on feasibility, design and legislation the “Master’s Program in Engineering Education” is explained. The inauguration of Iran’s first Master’s Program in Engineering Education will take place in September 2019, at University of Tehran’s Faculty of Engineering.


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