Prof. Dr. Md. Faruque A. Haolader

Professor & HEAD
Dept. of Technical & Vocational Education (TVE)
308, Academic Building 1, IUT

  • haolader@iut-dhaka.edu
    +880-2 99669-Ext.3287


Prof. Dr. Faruque A. Haolader, the current Head of TVE department, has over 30 years of extensive work experience in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) including teaching and research at Technical and Vocational Education Department of this University (since Jul 2010) and at the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering of Technical Teachers’ Training College (TTTC), Dhaka University (Jan 1994 – Dec 1996). Dr. Haolader worked as TVET Leadership & Management Training Specialist/ ILO Consultant and Coordinator and developed in a team a Postgraduate Certificate Course and trained over 125 Bangladesh TVET Mangers in collaboration with the ILO under European Union (EU) funded TVET Reform project and Canadian Govt. funded Bangladesh Skills for Employment and Productivity (B-SEP) Project (2011 - 2015). Very recently, he worked as Vocational Higher Education Expert/ Team Leader under ADB funded Polytechnic Education Development Project– Lead Consultancy Services for Developing Center of Technology (COT), ADB/ Directorate General of Learning and Student Affair, Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education in Indonesia (Feb – Mar 2017). 

Dr Haolader was Research Fellow at Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems in Dresden, Germany (Aug 2000 – Sep 2004), (Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization). At Fraunhofer he worked on various engineering projects including German Railway (Deutsche Bahn AG), BMW AG funded projects, in particular, he designed and developed computer based (software) systems for trains, automatic vehicles, and railway-platform/ station surveillance systems. Furthermore, working as Design & Development Engineer at DINA Elektronik GmbH in Stuttgart (Sep 2005 - 2009), Germany and as Computer Programmer at the Planning Division of the Ministry of Planning, Govt. of Bangladesh (Nov1998 – Apr 99), Dr Haolader earned industry experience in the real World of Work. At DINA he designed and programmed microcontroller-based embedded electronic systems according to functional safety standard IEC 61508. For example, he designed (in a team) DINA-SafeLine- Central module, Speed, standstill and position monitoring module, digital and analogue I/O module, Safety relay, and individually designed PROFIBUS & Ethernet Interfaces, which were passed through rigorous testing at Munich University Lab and then certified by Profibus International), among other products for machine and installation controls and for industrial automation and communication. During his tenure at the Planning Ministry Dr Haolader designed, procured, and installed the first Local Area Network (LAN) at the Planning Division as well as provided IT support service to the officials and staff of the Ministry. From December 1984 to November 1998 Dr. Hoalader taught at Technical Teachers’ Training College (TTTC), Dhaka, and at various Government Polytechnic Institutes in Dhaka, Chittagong, Tangail, Barisal and at Dhaka Mahila (Women) Polytechnic Institute under the Directorate of Technical Education of the Ministry of Education, Govt. of Bangladesh. 

Dr. Haolader has presented numerous research papers/ talks at (inter)national conferences, symposiums and seminars held in America, Europe, and Asia, which have been published in journals and conference proceedings. He has written book-chapters and two text books. 

Since joining the TVE Department of IUT he has been very much active and engaged in the development of workforce of the OIC member countries, particularly through TVET teacher training, research, and collaborating with other international actors in this very important field.


Ph.D(Stuttgart University,Germany); M.Sc. Engg. (Birmingham University, England); M.Sc.VEd (Dresden University of Technology, Germany); B.Sc. Engg.(DUET, Bangladesh)

Experience Portfolio

  • 09.2009 – 07.10 Research Fellow, Department of Vocational Education, Stuttgart University, Germany
  • 09.2005 – 09.09 Engineer (Design & Development), DINA Elektronik GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 08.2000 – 09.04 Research Fellow, Fraunhofer–Institute for Transportation & Infrastructure Systems (IVI), Germany
  • 11.1998 – 04.99 Computer Programmer, Planning Division, the Ministry of Planning, Government of Bangladesh
  • 12.1996 – 11.98 Instructor & Head of Electrical Department, Tangail Polytechnic Institute in Bangladesh
  • 01.1994 – 12.96 Lecturer (Electrical & Electronic) at Technical Teachers Training College (TTTC), Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 12.1984 – 01.94 Instructor (Electrical) at Government Polytechnic Institutes under Directorate of Technical Education of Bangladesh, in Dhaka, Chittagong, Tangail, Barisal and at Dhaka Mahila Polytechnic.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • TVET Teacher Education
    • Teaching-Learning, Curriculum
    • Competency-Based Training & Assessment (CBT&A)
    • Educational Technology and (Online) Teaching-Learning/Instructional Media
    • Competence Modelling and Measurement
    • Greening TVET
    • Gender Equality and Inclusiveness
    • Entrepreneurship, etc.

    Awards & Commendations

  • German DAAD Scholarship
  • British ODA Scholarship
  • UNESCO-Fellowship
  • Bangladesh Govt. Scholarship
  • Session’s Best Paper Award of the 2nd International Conference on Education, Training and Informatics (ICETI) 2011 held in Orlando, Florida, USA
  • German Green Card for highly qualified IT professionals in 2001

  • Professional Associations

  • Fellow (F5688), Institution of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB)
  • Member (M427), Bangladesh Computer Society (BCS)
  • Member (M41534057), Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE), USA
  • Member International Institute of Informatics and Systemics (IIIS), USA
  • Member UNESCO-UNEVOC e-Forum
  • Member, Alumni Association of German Universities in Bangladesh.