Dr Mahbub Hasan

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

  • m.hasan@iut-dhaka.edu
    +880 9291254 Ext. 3259


Mahbub Hasan is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Technical and Vocational Education (TVE) at the Islamic University of Technology (IUT). His research focuses on learning and teaching in higher education, with a particular interest in Engineering Education, and Technical and Vocational Education. After completing a PhD at the University of Queensland in Australia, he has concentrated on adopting the "Variation Theory" and the "Phenomenographic Approach" to reinforce the methods teaching and learning in engineering education. He has collaborated with researchers from Australia, New Zealand and Bangladesh from the field of higher education, engineering and technical and vocational education. 


PhD (The University of Queensland, Australia), MSc (Technical Education, IUT), BSc (Mechanical Engineering, IUT)

Experience Portfolio

  • 2010 - 2013: Lecturer, TVE Department, IUT
  • 2013 - till date: Assistant Professor, TVE Department, IUT

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Engineering education
    • Teaching and Learning in higher education
    • Variation theory
    • Phenomenography
    • Technology-enhanced teaching and learning
    • TVET


    Books/Book Chapters

    1. Hasan, M., & Khan, M. S. H. (2020). The Role of Skill Training in Socio-Economic Development in Developing Countries. In Socio-Economic Perspectives on Vocational Skill Development: Emerging Research and Opportunities (pp. 141-162): IGI Global

    2.Khan, S. H., Hasan, M., & Rabbani, K. M. M. G. (2017). Current Trends and Issues in TVET of Bangladesh. In U. C. Okolie & A. M. Yasin (Eds.), Technical Education and Vocational Training in Developing Nations. United States of America: IGI Global

    Refereed Journal Articles


    Al Mamun, M. A., Hossain, M. A., Salehin, S., Hossain Khan, M. S., & Hasan, M. (2022). Engineering Students’ Readiness for Online Learning Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic: Scale Validation and Lessons Learned from a Developing Country. Educational Technology & Society, 25 (3), 30-45.

    4. Karim, A., Campbell, M., & Hasan, M. (2019). A new method of integrating project-based and work-integrated learning in postgraduate engineering study. The Curriculum Journal, 1-17. doi:10.1080/09585176.2019.1659839

    5. Khan, M. S. H., Bibi, S., & Hasan, M. (2016). Australian Technical Teachers' Experience of Technology Integration in Teaching. SAGE Open, 6(3), 215824401666360. doi:10.1177/2158244016663609

    6. Clement, C. K., & Hasan, M. (2014). Integrating Functional English Language Course in Engineering Curriculum: A Case of Bangladesh. International Journal of English Language and Literature Studies, 3(1), 57-70

    7. Alamgir, S. M., Clement, C. K., & Hasan, M. (2014). Relationship between occupational skills provided to Polytechnic Diploma Engineers by BTEB and requirement of industry in Bangladesh. International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education, 6(4), 43-50

    8. Raihan, M. A., Hasan, M., & Shamim, M. R. H. (2013). Facebook, The New Edutainment Avenue in TVET for Affective Learning. IOSR Journal of Engineering (IOSRJEN), 3(12), 16-28

    9. Khan, S. H., & Hasan, M. (2013). Introducing ICT into Teacher-Training Programs: Problems in Bangladesh. Journal of Education and Practice, 4(14), 79-86

    10. Hasan, M., Mamun, A. A. (2012). Teaching Evaluation by the Students of Engineering Education: A Case for the International University of Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Management Sciences and Education, 1(2), 91-102

    11. Mamun, M. A. A., Hasan, M., & Amin, M. R. (2012). Investigating the Causes of Students' Dropout from the Diploma Engineering Programs in the Polytechnic Institutes of Bangladesh. Academic Research International, 3(2), 231-238.

    12. Khan, M., Hossain, S., Hasan, M., & Clement, C. K. (2012). Barriers to the Introduction of ICT into Education in Developing Countries: The Example of Bangladesh. International Journal of Instruction, 5(2), 61-80

    13. Hasan, M., Mamun, M. A. A., & Muhammad, K. (2012). A Comparative Study of General Subjects Taught in Diploma Engineering Education in SAARC Countries. International Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences (IJBAS-IJENS), 12(5), 127-135

    14. Hasan, M., Khan, S. H., & Foysol, K. M. (2012). Need of Introducing English Proficiency Course into Engineering Education in Bangladesh: A Case Study. International Journal of Asian Social Science, 2(8), 1261-1268

    15. Foysol, K. M., Hasan, M., & Mamun, M. A. A. (2012). Impact of Introducing Vocational Education in Model Schools and Colleges of Bangladesh: Present Status and Future Prospects. International Journal of Basic and Applied Science (IJBAS-IJENS), 12(5), 62-68

    16. Jinnah, M. A., Mamun, M. A. A., Khan, M. S. H., & Hasan, M. (2011). ICT in vocational teaching/learning and research in Southeast Asian Countries: A case of Bangladesh. International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education, 3(6), 75-80

    Refereed Papers in Conference Proceedings

    17. Hasan, M., Renshaw, P., Karim, A. (2019, July 2-5). Students' conceptions of project-based learning in engineering education: A phenomenographic inquiry [Paper presentation]. Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Conference (HERDSA). University of Auckland, New Zealand

    18. Hasan, M., Wright, T., & Karim, A. (2017, June 27-30). University students' approaches to project-based learning (PBL): An Engineering context [Paper presentation]. Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Conference (HERDSA), International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), Australia

    19. Hasan, M. (2017 September 16). Phenomenography: A research methodology to understand how engineering students learn [Paper presentation]. The 20th Postgraduate Research Community Conference on Colliding ideas: Breaking open educational impact to engage with diverse communities, School of Education, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

    20. Hasan, M., Khan, S. H., & Clement, C. K. (2015, May 28-30). Emerging Trends of Using Open Source Technology for Sustainable Teacher Training Programme in Bangladesh [Paper presentation]. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 195, 862--871. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.06.365

    21. Hasan, M. (2015). Teacher Training in the cloud: An innovative approach to Bangladesh TVET [Paper presentation]. International Conference on TVET for Sustainable Development, Institution of Diploma Engineers', Bangladesh, (IDEB)

    22. Hasan, M. (2013, December 21-22). Facebook as educational tool: an alternative to LMS in the developing countries [Paper presentation]. 4th International Conference on Education and Information Management (ICEIM-2013), Penang, Malaysia