What is DBER in engineering?
Doctoral study in engineering education research at Nebraska focuses on training students to bridge the divide between engineering and education by continuing to develop their engineering expertise while preparing them to be exceptional researchers in engineering education. This program is intended for students seeking to:
- become an active member in the vibrant local (DBER Group), national (e.g., American Society for Engineering Education), and international (e.g., European Society for Engineering Education, Australasian Association for Engineering Education) community of engineering education researchers with a rich history (Engineering Education Pioneers)
- develop rigorous research skills to make significant contributions to engineering education theory, practice and policy within an engineering discipline
- develop abilities to design, employ and assess research-based pedagogies, curricula and assessment strategies within an engineering discipline
- extend their capacities to lead, communicate, enact the entrepreneurial spirit and work in diverse teams to change engineering education within an engineering discipline
A Ph.D. in Engineering with a specialization in Engineering Education Research from Nebraska opens career paths in academia (at both teaching and research institutions as faculty and program directors), corporate training, non-profit organizations with education missions, teaching and learning centers, and educational materials and technology development.