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Biographical entry Lloyd, Brian Edmund (1929 - 2014)


30 June 1929
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 March 2014
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Educationist, Engineer and Historian


Brian Lloyd was a distinguished engineer, educationist, and historian who lead major changes in engineering education and in the recognition of professional engineers in Australia. He worked for the Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works as an electrical engineer from 1957 to 1972 and as Manager, Scientific and Technical Services until his retirement in 1984.


Educated University of Melbourne (MA, PhD)


Career position - Ford Motor Company, Geelong
1951 - 1954
Career position - Australian Cement Ltd, Geelong
1955 - 1957
Career position - Hydro-Electric Commission, Tasmania
1957 - 1972
Career position - Electrical Engineer, Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works
Award - Distinguished Life Member, Association of Professional Engineers, Australia (Professional Engineers Australia)
1972 - 1984
Career position - Manager Scientific and Technical Services, Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works
1973 - 1983
Career position - Chairman, Curriculum Board, Technical Education Victoria
Career position - Chairman, Victorian Division, Institution of Engineers Australia
1982 - 1985
Career position - Chairman of Directors, TAFE National Centre for Research and Development
1983 - 1987
Career position - Chairman, TAFE Accreditation Board
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM), for service to Engineering, particularly in the field of Education
1986 - 1994
Career position - Director, EPM Consulting Group
1993 - 1994
Career position - President, Institution of Engineers, Australia
1995 - 2002
Career position - Adjunct Professor, School of Engineering and Technology, Deakin University
Education - Thesis (PhD), University of Melbourne
Award - Centenary Medal, for researching and publishing the history of the Victorian High Country

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Published resources


  • Lloyd, Brian E., Engineers in Australia: a Profession in Transition (Melbourne: Macmillan Education Australia, 1991), 256 pp. Details
  • Lloyd, Brian E. and Vines, Helen, Status and Reward: the History of Industrial Representation of Professional Engineers in Australia (Melbourne: Cherrington Carr, 1996), 329 pp. Details

Conference Papers

Journal Articles

  • Anon, 'Vale Brian Lloyd - distinguished engineer and historian', Engineering Heritage Australia Magazine, 1 (3) (2014), 3. Details

Newspaper Articles

  • Lloyd, Rosemary, 'Engineer and educator raised the profession to new status: engineer and historian Brian Lloyd has died aged 84', Sydney Morning Herald (2014). Details



  • Lloyd, Brian E., 'In Search of Identity: Engineering in Australia, 1788-1988', Thesis, University of Melbourne, 1988. Details

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