Engineering Education for the 21st Century: Challenges and OpportunitiesTüm Etkinlikler


9 Aralık 2019 Pazartesi, saat 10:30

İnşaat Fakültesi Konferans Salonu, E blok - Davutpaşa Kampüsü, Y.T.U.




Dr. Tarlochan Sidhu

Dean and Professor

Ontario Tech University, CANADA




Engineers have always played a major leadership role to improve human life. This mainly takes the form of imagining, designing, developing and testing innovative products and systems to meet societal and consumer needs. Engineers are obligated to consider public safety and environmental impacts in addition to other factors while designing and building engineering products and systems. Engineers receive formal education and specialize in various areas. As the society’s needs change and to enable innovations, engineering education has continuously evolved and hence the future engineers. This talk will discuss future of engineering, upcoming engineering education paradigm and the characteristics of future engineers. The discussion will also include the mechanisms by which engineering education system in Canada accomplishes this aspect. Ontario Tech University’s experience in this arena will also be outlined.


Speaker’s Biography


Tarlochan Sidhu received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. From July 1990 to June 2002, he was with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Canada where he served as Professor and Graduate Chairman of the Department. From 2002-2011, he was Professor and Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He also held the NSERC/Hydro One Networks Senior Industrial Research Chair in Power Systems Engineering. Effective January 2012, Dr. Sidhu is with Ontario Tech University, Canada as the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.


Dr. Sidhu is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems published by De Gruyter(Germany). He has served as Editor, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery (2001-2012), Member of Editorial Board, Electric Power Components and Systems (published by Taylor and Francis), Member of Editorial Board, Electric Power Systems Research (published by Elsevier) and as Member of Editorial Board, IEEE Power Engineering Letters. Dr. Sidhu is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India), a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (U.K), a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (USA) and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He is also a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and a Chartered Engineer in the U.K.