REES AAEE 2O21 Research in Engineering Education Symposium & Australasian Association for Engineering Education 1

“Engineering Education Research Capability Development”

EZONE The University of Western Australia

The Research in Engineering Education Network is an international community of scholars interested in conducting high quality work in, and advancing the field of, engineering education research.  The Symposium (REES) is an international conference held every two years by the Research in Engineering Education Network.

REES is widely recognised as the top engineering education research conference globally.

The Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE) is an important and constant contributor to the advancement of engineering education aligned bodies and societies, providing platforms for collaboration, increasing the visibility of scholarly activities and the ongoing professional development. Its Annual Conference brings together engineering academics, tutors, students, industry and education specialists to share practice and research in engineering education.

REES AAEE 2021 is the first joint REES AAEE Conference. It will be the 32nd Annual AAEE Conference, and the second AAEE Conference in Western Australia.

We welcome papers and workshops on all topics in the field of engineering education, especially those aligned with the theme, ‘Engineering Education Research Capability Development’.

Key Dates

Registration Opens

17 June 2021

Full paper submission + Workshop proposal deadline


Paper and workshop decisions

13 September 2021

Camera ready submission deadline


Early Bird Registration Closes

19 October 2021

Author Registration Deadline

25 October 2021

AAEE PhD Online Symposium

2 – 3 December 2021
9:30am – 12:00pm Western Australian time
Further Information

Conference Dates

5 – 8 December 2021

Australasian Associate Deans (Learning and Teaching) Network Hybrid Meeting

9 December 2021
9:00am Western Australian time
The University of Western Australia

Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners

The University of Western Australia acknowledges the custodians of land on which any of its campuses are located. At the main campus, Crawley, the University acknowledges the Whadjuk­­­ Noongar people as the traditional owners of the land on which it is situated. The Whadjuk Noongar remain the spiritual and cultural custodians of their land, and continue to practise their value, languages, beliefs and knowledge.

Keynote Speakers

Dr Cecelia Chan - REES AAEE 2O21 Research in Engineering Education Symposium & Australasian Association for Engineering Education

Dr Cecelia Chan

Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, The University of Hong Kong

Emeritus Professor James Trevelyan - REES AAEE 2O21 Research in Engineering Education Symposium & Australasian Association for Engineering Education

Emeritus Professor James Trevelyan

School of Engineering, The University of Western Australia

Conference Hosts

University of Western Australia

UWA research tackles global, regional and local issues to make the world a better place. We work with government, industry and other partners enabling us to translate our research and tech innovations into tangible economic, social and environmental impacts for Australia and the world.

Research in Engineering Education Network

Research in Engineering Education Network (REEN) is an independent, international and inclusive forum for quality research in engineering education.

Australasian Association for Engineering Education

AAEE is a professional association of academics, support staff, postgraduate students, librarians, professional engineers, and employers who all have vested interests in fostering excellence and innovation in engineering education.

Conference Sponsors

Engineers Australia

The Institution of Engineers Australia is a professional body and not-for-profit organisation dedicated to being the national forum for the advancement of the engineering field within Australia and a member of Washington Accord.

Engineering Institute of Technology

The Engineering Institute of Technology is a private college operating globally. Founded in 2008, with headquarters in Perth, Australia. EIT is a Registered Training Organisation in the Vocational Education and Training Sector in Australia and is regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority.

Business Events Perth

Established in 1972, Business Events Perth (formerly known as Perth Convention Bureau) is responsible for attracting international and interstate business events to Western Australia. Supported by the Western Australian Government (through Tourism WA), the City of Perth and industry members, Business Events Perth drives the business events sector in Western Australia by marketing the City and State as a premium business events destination.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to this conference. Our aim is to create an inclusive, respectful environment that invites participation from people of all races, ethnicity, genders, ages, abilities, religions, and sexual orientation. We actively seek to increase the diversity of our presenters, delegates and sponsors. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants. All interactions are to be respectful and constructive, including interactions during the review process, at the conference itself, and on social media.


UWA Conference Convenor

Susan Marie

Easychair Submission Queries

Wes Moss

Registration Queries

Julie Jerbic,  Watermark Events
0402 189 948