AAEE Awards

The Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE) is excited to offer a suite of awards to recognise outstanding contributions to engineering education in Australasia. These awards, to be presented at the AAEE Annual Conference dinner are judged by a panel of experts drawn from across Australasia. AAEE are pleased to invite nominations for Engineering Education Excellence, Engineering Education Research Design, and Engineering Education Engagement.

Successful applications will be posted on the AAEE website as a way of disseminating the work that has been recognised by an award. Award winners will be invited to produce a video presentation and/or present at the AAEE Awards Roadshow to showcase their work to the AAEE community.

Eligibility for all awards

Each category is intended to recognise work that goes beyond good teaching practice. Award winning work should have actual impact or potential for impact on engineering education at a cross-institutional or sector-wide level.

Eligibility requirements apply for all award categories:

  • The award will be presented at the AAEE Annual Conference dinner. Applicants, or at least one member of a team application, must be present at the dinner to accept the award. 
  • Previously unsuccessful applicants are eligible to apply.
  • The same body of work cannot be submitted as an application in two categories even if seemingly appropriate for both categories.
  • It is not necessary to meet all selection criteria of an Award to be eligible to apply for an Award.
  • Nominees must be current AAEE members** at the time of application. Instructions to check your membership status or to join are here (note that staff and students of Australian and New Zealand universities can become members at no cost).
  • The work must have been mostly conducted in Australia or New Zealand.
  • Winner or Highly Commended recipients from the last two years are only eligible to apply if work completed is significantly different from previous applications or the application is in a different category.
  • Team nominations can only include members with a contribution of 20 per cent or higher. This means that the maximum number of team members is 5 either from the same institution or collaborating institutions. All team members must be AAEE members at the time of application.
Nominations open 1 March 2022
**How to Join

Membership of AAEE is open to anyone with an interest in engineering education – engineering academics from other disciplines who teach engineering students, engineering support staff, postgraduate engineering students, engineering librarians, professional engineers, employers, and vocational educators.

As AAEE is a technical society of Engineers Australia (EA), AAEE membership is run through the EA portal.

If you are already a member of Engineers Australia or one of Engineers Australia’s other Technical Societies – you can add AAEE to your Technical Society membership(s) by logging into the EA portal using your existing ID and password.

If you are NOT already a member of Engineers Australia or any of Engineers Australia’s other Technical Societies – you will need to create a new account with Engineers Australia on the EA portal and list AAEE as your Technical Society of choice.

For more information on Engineers Australia’s Technical Societies please see here.

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Award for Engineering Education Engagement


Award for Engineering Education Research Design