Award for Engineering Education Research Design

About this Award

Award for rigorous, innovative and transferable research design in the field of Engineering Education. Applicants may be individual or small teams.

2022 Nominations Close 15 September 2022
Judging Criteria
Submission Guidelines

Judging Criteria

  • Focus and relevance – state clearly the questions or propositions addressed and the significance of the research to engineering education research or practice.
  • Context and contribution – situate the research within relevant bodies of knowledge and describe how it contributes to new knowledge (Note: the relevant body of knowledge should be wider than engineering education and relates to the wider context of education research, frameworks, methodologies, etc.).
  • Research validity/credibility and reliability/dependability – describe research designs, methods, theories, and/or practices appropriate to the research performed or planned and the transportability of the processes (research validity and reliability or credibility and dependability).
  • Results and generalisability/transferability – present original ideas or results of general significance supported by clear reasoning and compelling evidence.
  • Clarity and readability – exhibit clear, concise, and precise exposition that appeals to a broad readership interested in engineering education research and practice, and provide tables and figures, as needed, that meaningfully add to the narrative.

Submission Guidelines

You must provide the following for your submission:

  • Profile image
  • Short biography (200 words)
  • Abstract summarising nomination (150 words)
  • For team nominations: Statement communicating the percent contribution of each team member and a summary of what each team member’s contribution was to the substantive work.
  • Statement addressing the criteria (maximum of five A4 pages with minimum 12-point font)


$2500, plus a framed certificate

2021 Award for Engineering Education Research Design winner

Team at the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at The University of Melbourne

Teaching and Learning about Safety in Design using Virtual Reality

We are an interdisciplinary engineering education research team with backgrounds in electrical & electronic, civil, and mechanical engineering, and computer science, and PhDs in engineering education, engineering practice, mechanical engineering, and computer science. Sally Male is the Director of the Teaching and Learning Laboratory in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at The University of Melbourne.

Ghulam Mubashar Hassan is a computer scientist and teaches programming courses to engineering students at The University of Western Australia (UWA), he was awarded the best teaching award in 2019.

Andrew Guzzomi is the coordinator of the capstone mechanical engineering design units at UWA, in 2020 Andrew was awarded an AAUT citation.

Andrew Valentine is a Teaching Fellow in the School of Computing and Information Systems at The University of Melbourne.

Melissa Marinelli is a Research Fellow in engineering education and practice at UWA, and has 10 years’ industry experience.

Past award recipients