Engineering Education Research (EER) Resource Page

Engineering Education Research (EER) Resource Page

Engineering Education Research began sporadically, largely before other disciplines.  The administrative structure allowing EER to systematically flourish is relatively new, and is largely now established: the performance-based outcomes for students (mandated by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), with similar ones from the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board) have had tremendous downstream effects.

For better and worse, EER is largely focused on undergraduate education, unlike most other STEM disciplines which start in the K-12 levels.  This has shaped the landscape to be well-focused on undergraduate EER, but at the cost of a greater difficulty for grants (especially within Canada) and a smaller breadth of literature.

 

Journal

Publication Period

Impact Factor (2018)

Scope

Journal of Engineering Education

4/year

3.244

Research and engineering-focused

Engineering Studies

3/year

0.952

Very general, includes some education research

International Journal of Engineering Education

6/year

0.43

General, includes research

Chemical Engineering Education

4/year

0.31

Includes some research, engineering-focused

Journal of Research in Science Teaching

10/year

3.135

Research-focused in sciences, readerships are researchers, then practitioners

Science Education

6/year

2.897

International, general science (includes curriculum, policy, etc.)

International Journal of Science Education

18/year

1.255

Early childhood education to university, general science

American Education Research Journal

6/year

3.170

Research-focused, very general, also accepts DBER

Educational Researcher

9/year

3.386

Research-focused, SAGE publications, general significance

Studies in Higher Education

12/year

2.854

Higher education-focused, general or disciplinary applicability

Research in Higher Education

8/year

1.961

Research-focused, broadly applicable work

International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education

9/year

1.027

Research-focused, mostly for work concerning multiple disciplines within science/math

For education research applicable outside of engineering, please see this comprehensive annotated list:
https://teaching.mcmaster.ca/app/uploads/2019/08/Comprehensive-List-of-SoTL-Journals.pdf

Conferences

Conference

Period

Location

Scope/notes

Canadian Engineering Education Association Conference

Annual, June

Varies across Canada

Some research, some practice/teaching tips

Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference

Annual, October

Varies across Canada

Includes a symposium on chemical engineering education

Western Conference for Science Education (WCSE)

Biennial, summer

Western University

Sciences research and descriptions of university science teaching and learning.  Western University, alternates with BCCE.