Professors and Heads of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (PHOMME) is a Discipline-based community of the Engineering Professors’ Council (EPC). We aim to act as a forum for the exchange and dissemination of information and to promote issues of interest to, and concern of, academic leaders in departments of Mechanical Engineering in universities in the UK.

Each year, we hold a conference, jointly with PHEE, on matters of interest to mechanical and electrical engineers working in UK higher education.

The 2020 Professors and Heads of Electrical Engineering Conference (PHEE), in conjunction with PHOMME (Professors and Heads of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) and the EPC (Engineering Professors’ Council) will be held at the IET, Savoy Place, London on 15th January, 2020.

To download the programme for the day, please follow the link here.

 

The 2019 Professors and Heads of Electrical Engineering Conference (PHEE), in conjunction with PHOMME (Professors and Heads of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) and the EPC (Engineering Professors’ Council) was held at the IMechE, Birdcage Walk, London on 16th January, 2019. The presentations that were made available by the speakers for publication may be downloaded via the link below.

Theme: Opportunities for UK Engineering Higher Education

Conference Programme and Presentations

The PHEE Annual Conference 2018“New Perspectives on UK Higher Education and Research” – in conjunction with PHOMME and Co-sponsored by EPC – will be held on Wednesday 17th January 2018 at the IET, Savoy Place, London.
Programme highlights include:

The full Conference Programme is available here.
You can download the Conference Booking Form here.

The PHEE-PHOMME Annual Conference 2017 will take place on Wednesday 11th January 2017 at the IMechE, Birdcage Walk, London

“The Future of Teaching and Research in HE”

Keynote speakers:
The Rt. Hon. Paul Blomfield, MP – Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union), with interests in Universities and Education
Prof. Julia King DBE FREng, The Baroness Brown of Cambridge
Topics include:

As always, there will be ample time for discussion during each session as well as during the hot lunch provided to all attendees.
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Large discount available for 2 or more delegates from the same University
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For enquiries or further information, please contact Izzet Kale, PHEE Honorary Secretary at email: phee@epc.ac.uk

The 2016 Professors and Heads of Electrical Engineering Conference (PHEE), in conjunction with PHOMME (Professors and Heads of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) was held at the IET, Savoy Place, London on 13th January, 2016. The presentations that were made available by the speakers for publication may be downloaded via the links below.

Theme: The Future of Engineering and Technology in Higher Education

Conference Programme

Session 1   Developments in Engineering Education
Chair Prof John Senior, Hertfordshire

Keynote Address: Issues and Developments in HE – Prof Madelaine Atkins, CEO, HEFCE

Teaching Excellence Framework – Prof Sean Ryan, Higher Education Academy (HEA)

New Model in Technology and Engineering– Prof Peter Goodhew, (NMITE), Hereford

Engineering University Reflections on running a branch campus – Prof Ian Pashby, University of Hull

 

IET Academic Partners – Jake Godfrey, IET Academic Account Manager

 

Session 2   Major Engineering Opportunities
Chair Prof Clive Neal Sturgess, Birmingham

Keynote Address: Is the employability of engineering graduates good enough? – Prof Sir William Wakeham, Vice President, Royal Academy of Engineering

HS2 and the Digital Revolution in our Railway Systems – Prof Clive Roberts, University of Birmingham

Tidal Energy: Prospects for the Future – Prof Chris Binnie, previously Chairman of the Thames Tideway Strategy Steering Group

Spectrum Crunch – An impetus for LiFi – Dr Wasiu Popoola, University of Edinburgh

 

Session 3   Demand for Graduate Engineers
Chair Prof John Robinson, York

Meeting the demand for graduate Engineers in the Engineering/Manufacturing Sectors – Verity O’Keefe, Employment and Skills Policy, Engineering Employers Federation

UK Electronics Skills Foundation: Tackling the graduate skills shortage in the Electronics Sector – Stewart Edmonson, CEO, UK Electronics Skills Foundation

 

 

 

The 2015 Professors and Heads of Electrical Engineering Conference (PHEE), in conjunction with PHOMME (Professors and Heads of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) was held at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Birdcage Walk, London on 14th January, 2015. The presentations that were made available by the speakers for publication may be downloaded via the links below.

Theme: REF 2014 outcomes and beyond

Conference Programme

Session 1   Future of Engineering
Chair Prof Clive Neal Sturgess, Birmingham

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:  Future of engineering  – Sir Peter Luff, M.P., previously Chairman of BIS Select Committee and former defence minister
The future need for engineering graduates and methods for widening participation – Paul Jackson, CEO, EngineeringUK
Future of university and industry interaction – David Docherty, CEO, National Centre for Universities and Business
Discussion panel

Session 2  REF Review and Future of Engineering Research
Chair Prof John Senior, Hertfordshire
KEYNOTE ADDRESS:  REF 2014 outcomes and developments towards the next REF, David Sweeney, Director (Research, Innovation and Skills), HEFCE
REF Sub Panel Aeronautical, Mechanical, Chemical and Manufacturing Engineering, Prof Robert Parkin, Sub Panel Member
Discussion panel

Session 3  REF Review and Future of Engineering Research (cont’d)
Chair:  Prof John Robinson, University of York
Reflections of a REF Sub Panel Chair in Electrical and Electronic Engineering,   Metallurgy and Materials – Prof Stephen Williamson, Sub Panel Chair
REF Sub Panel General Engineering , Prof Stephanie Haywood, Sub Panel Member
REF Sub Panel Computer Science and Informatics, Prof Morris Sloman, Deputy Chair
Discussion Panel

The 2014 PHEE Conference, in conjunction with PHOMME (Professors and Heads of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) was held at the IMechE, Birdcage Walk, London on 8th January, 2014.  The presentations may be downloaded via the links below.

Theme: Engineering Challenges and Opportunities

Programme

Session 1 Industrial Challenges and Opportunities
Keynote Address: Developments and Challenges in the Microelectronics Systems Industry (a personal view) – Warren East , Dyson Board Member, Ex CEO ARM Holdings
A view from the Thales Group – Alvin Wilby, Vice President, Strategy and Technical, Thales UK
Maintaining Engineering Leadership in a growing Company – Nick Cooper, The Spencer Group

Academic Partnerships – Ian Stoneham, IET
Session 2 Skills and Training – Challenges and Opportunities
Training of Engineers – Nick Winser, Executive Director U.K., National Grid
A report on the shortage of engineers – Colin Brown, Director of Engineering IMechE
Graduates and SMEs – Sarah Sillars, CEO of SEMTA

Session 3 Research and Innovation: Challenges and Opportunities
Industry Funded Research – Jim McDonald, Vice Chancellor , Strathclyde University
Horizon 2020 Update – Christina Miller, U.K. Research Office
Findings from the Foresight Future of Manufacturing Project – Paul McCaffrey, Government Office for Science

Capacity report

Thanks to the very many of you who took time out to respond to the question posed to us by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) through our colleagues at EngineeringUK. To recap…

EngineeringUK through its annual report EngineeringUK 2103: The State of Engineering, identified that in order to meet the future UK demand for engineers with Level 4+ skills, the UK needs to roughly double its output of students with Level 4+ qualifications via universities and colleges of further education. A clear question arising is: if the number of students applying for engineering at university did double, would universities actually have the capacity to recruit them? And if not, how long would it take for departments to build the capacity to be able to accommodate a doubling of numbers? This of course, is a very complex question, but our members rose to the challenge and a summary of the results has been jointly published in this summary report from the Engineering Professors’ Council and EngineeringUK. It will be used to inform conversations with BIS and as part of the Tomorrow’s Engineers programme.

The 2010 PHOMME Conference, in conjunction with PHEE (Professors and Heads of Electrical and Electronic Engineering) was held at the IET Savoy Place, London on 13th January 2010.

Conference Programme
Funding Engineering Teaching and Research Sir Alan Langlands Chief Executive, HEFCE
Working Higher Gareth James Process Industry Consulting Limited
Graduates – Work Ready Day 1 Gordon Grant Ineos
Engineering HE – The Future Phil Willis MP Science and Technology Committee
Future Graduates Skills Sets Paul Jackson Chief Executive, ETB
The Future Shape of Engineering Degrees Professor Fred Maillardet EPC
Technological Innovation “a risky business” Professor Calie Pistorius University of Hull
Research, the Delivery Chain and Regreshed UG Courses John Murphy BAE Systems
Probable Structure of REF and discussion on the effects of REF on Engineering HE Steve Williamson University of Surrey

 

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