Australasian Journal of Engineering Education

First published in 1991, the Australasian Journal of Engineering Education (ISSN 1324-5821) is AAEE's own journal and has published over 300 papers to date. While the AJEE is Australasian in flavour, it presents work which is at the forefront of engineering education internationally.

Up until 1998, each issue of the AJEE has contained papers on a broad range of engineering education topics. From 1999, there was a change in philosophy with each issue of the Journal focusing on a specific theme or themes. Each issue had its own specialist editor who wrote a review or overview paper introducing the theme. Invited and submitted papers from Australasian and international authors presented work at the frontier of that particular theme. Papers outside the theme were still published to round out each issue.

Since 2002 the Journal has been published “on-line” to reduce costs and improve accessibility with this responsibility taken over by Engineers Media in 2007, which ceased to be part of Engineers Australia in 2015. Therefore Taylor and Francis now manage the task of publishing the journal, with all recent papers available through this link  ( Archives can be found at Pandora, the National Library Archive.

The AJEE is published twice a year; the first edition, published around March, contains the best papers from the previous years' conference. The second edition is published online throughout the rest of the year, with papers published as they are approved.

How to Submit a Paper

Papers should be submitted electronically through the Editorial Manager online interface. Prospective authors should register themselves and read the Instructions for Authors available through the website.

Only original papers not previously published will be considered for publication. Authors of papers accepted will be required to transfer copyrights to the publisher. Contributions other than academic papers are also welcome (for example, reviews, and letters to the Editor). All contributions must be in English. Papers must include an abstract of approximately 160 words. The Journal follows the International System of Units (SI) and the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) for spelling.

Number illustrations consecutively, ie Table 1, 2, 3, with one drawing to each sheet of paper. Do not include illustrations in the text of the paper. Include with each file or write in pencil on the back of each photograph, diagram, table, etc, the full name of the author, or authors, and where in the text the illustration is to be placed. Include captions in the text of the paper.

Authors are asked to submit a short biography (maximum 160 words) including a photograph.

Unless otherwise specified, the first-named author will receive the proofs for corrections of typesetter's errors.

The AJEE follows the American Psychological Association (APA) 5th Edition style guide for referencing. EndNote can automate this formatting for you; alternatively details can be found at the APA website.




Professor Les Dawes

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Queensland University of Technology

GPO Box 2434 Brisbane

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Editorial Board


  • Assoc Prof Mary Besterfield-Sacre (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Professor Roger Hadgraft (Central Queensland University)
  • Professor Gerard Rowe (University of Auckland)
  • Dr Sally Male (University of Western Australia)
  • Dr Llew Mann (Swinburne University of Technology)
  • Dr Prue Howard - Past Editor (Central Queensland University)
  • Professor Les Dawes - Current Editor (Queensland University of Technology)



The AJEE has been published since 1991, and papers from 1994 onwards are available. Volumes from 1994-1998 are only available in hardcopy - to request a copy email the editors. Papers from 1999 to 2006 are available for download here. Papers from 2007 onwards are available at the Engineers Media AJEE site. You will need to enter either your Engineers Australia membership number or your AAEE membership number to gain access.


Featured Events

AAEE Networking Event - RMIT 13th March

Please join us for the first AAEE networking event for Victoria in 2019. A brief presentation and panel session will be followed by networking. This is a great opportunity to learn more about engineering education activity in Victoria, and to meet researchers specializing in this research area.

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AAEE Networking Event - 22nd Feb

Friday 22nd February, 2019


At UTS CB10.03.460

Early Career Academy members will form a panel to discuss difficulties for early career academics and identify the ways that the AAEE community might be able to better support academics. Please come along and contribute, network, and support our early career AAEEians. Refreshments will be provided.

RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 18th February, 2019.



24-28 JUNE 2019

The AAEE Winter School is an immersive experience that brings together engineering education researchers. Attendees will learn about:

  • Designing and undertaking effective education research projects
  • Evaluating teaching and curriculum
  • Positioning evaluation and research activities in light of current trends
  • Appreciating and responding to national and local grant opportunities
  • Building collaborative research partnerships across Austra­lia and beyond Read more ...

    AAEE Networking Lunch – Melbourne 16th July

    AAEE is hosting a networking lunch for members and prospective members at the Swinburne University Engineering Practice Academy. Come and join the AAEE executive committee and members of the Academy of Early Career Engineering Educators for a free lunch and plenty of interesting conversation.

    Date: Monday 16th July, 2018

    Time: 12.30-2.30pm

    Venue: Engineering Practice Academy, Swinburne University of Technology

    58-68 Park St, Hawthorn VIC 3122, TC201

    RSVP and Dietary requirements by 12th July to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.