AAEE HDR Symposium

The AAEE Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Symposium in Engineering Education Research offers an opportunity for Masters by Research and PhD candidates to explore and develop their research projects under the guidance of well-known senior scholars. Established in 2020, the broad aims of the HDR Symposium are to provide HDR candidates in Australasia an opportunity to share their current dissertation work, increase the diversity of feedback available to HDR scholars on their work by matching with scholars outside the candidates home institution, and provide an opportunity to build peer networks.

The 2022 AAEE HDR Symposium will be held online via Zoom on Monday 28 November – Wednesday 30 November 2022 with an optional (but encouraged) onsite dinner at the 2022 AAEE Annual Conference in Paramatta as follows:  


Time in AEDT  





Monday 28 November  

10am – 11am  

1 hour 

Online – Zoom 

Speed networking 

Tuesday 29 November  

10am – 1pm  

3 hours  

Online – Zoom 

Feedback discussions  

Wednesday 30 November 

10am – 12pm  

2 hours  

Online – Zoom 

Reflections and broader discussions  

Sunday 04 December  

7:30pm – late  

1+ hours  

Onsite – Paramatta 

Onsite dinner at AAEE2022  

(optional but encouraged) 


Participation in the workshops (Tuesday-Thursday) is included in the price of AAEE2022 registration. It is expected that the student or their host institution will cover the cost of the optional on-site dinner.  

Applications  are now open. We invite Masters by Research and PhD Candidates to join us. During the 2022 HDR Symposium, participants will: 

  • Discuss their current dissertation work with a small group,
  •  Receive individualised feedback and input on their work from a mentor scholar from outside their own institution as well as HDR peers,
  • Constructively discuss and provide feedback on the work of HDR peers in their small group,
  • Discuss other elements of the HDR experience,
  • Reflect on and share key learning, considering next steps of action, as well as,
  • Network with other participants and expert mentors.

We welcome both new and returning participants who are at any stage of their candidature. We will endeavour to allocate returning participants to new mentors, and diverse groups from previous iterations. Candidates should be undertaking research in a field outlined by the aims and scope of the Australasian Journal of Engineering Education. 

Applications require submitting the expression of interest document to this Microsoft Form along with some details about the applicant and their enrolment status. Applications are due by OPEN OF BUSINESS (9AM AEDT) MONDAY 24TH OCTOBER 2022 

Please note: Accepted participants will be required to prepare a summary slide of their work for facilitated group discussions (further details provided to those accepted) and register for the main REES-AAEE 2021 conference (both face to face and virtual registration accepted).