Automotive Engineering Education Forum

"Is the gap between industry needs for multi-skilled engineers and the current supply of graduate engineers widening?"

The Automotive Engineering Education Forum addresses crucial issues for engineering education, covering the latest trends and developments from both education and industry perspectives.

The Forum brings together a carefully selected panel of leading figures from the automotive industry and academia, including a recent engineering graduate, to discuss engineering education trends and the global skills agenda with in-depth analysis and lively debate.

The seminar will enable educators, students and stakeholders from all areas of the automotive industry and supply chain to share experience, knowledge and lessons learned in order to help improve opportunities for those graduates pursuing a career in automotive and helping educators to ensure the relevance of their courses and the employability of their graduates.

The automotive industry may be considered as truly global – there being no country that does not benefit from the industry that employs over 50 million people worldwide. In many cases the industry makes a significant contribution to advanced technology and a country’s manufacturing output. There is, however, evidence to indicate that future growth and development is possibly being hindered by the lack of supply of graduate engineers who come to the profession with the diverse skills required by industry.

In reality, there is a need for the academic sector to recognise that they need to educate engineers to make a positive contribution to the diverse teams within which they will be expected to work. They will need to communicate and understand the technical language and skills of such multi-disciplined teams.

Some believe that academia is not keeping up with the pace of change or responding and consulting adequately to the needs of industry to determine curricula relevant to meet modern demands.

The Automotive Engineering Education Forum aims to address these perceived issues by inviting presentations from a diverse range of panellists from across the world – India, Europe and South Korea. The Forum is designed to encourage delegate interaction with the aim of determining a realistic way forward to bridge the gap between university output and industry needs.


Session chaired by:


Chris Mason, Chief Executive, FISITA


Luděk Hynčík, Director, New Technologies Research Centre/ Associate Professor, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic




Min Taek Kim, Hyundai Automotive Research Center & recent graduate, Korea


Dr. K. C. Vora, Sr. Dy. Director & Head, The Automotive Research Association of India Academy


Univ.- Prof.- Dr.- Ing. Klaus Augsburg, Vice-Rector for Science, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany


Radu Mavrodin, President of HR Club, Romania


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Important dates

Technical Session

13 May 2016
Deadline for manuscript
31 July 2016
Deadline for final papers
26-30 September 2016
FISITA 2016 World Automotive Congress

Interactive Progress Session

19 August 2016
Interactive Progress Session - Deadline for Abstracts
25 August 2016
Interactive Progress Session - Notification to authors
26 August 2016
Interactive Progress Session - Deadline for PowerPoint Presentation Submission

Organised by

  • KSAE

Supported by

  • Ministry of Environment, Korea
  • Busan Metropolitan City
  • Korea Tourism Organization
  • Busan Tourism Organization