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Design and Innovation

In 2020, I was contracted to assist in the redesign and update of a second year engineering course called Design and Innovation. This course focuses on the professional practice nature of electrical and electronic engineers working in groups.

The course introduces the engineering processes of planning, design and innovation, including ethical, social and environmental responsibilities of professional engineers. Topics include; The work of engineers and their outputs; systems engineering concepts; the life cycle of systems; risk, safety and sustainability; the engineering method; design thinking; innovation and creation; managing engineering projects; engineering and business; engineering and society; regulations and social constraints; ethics; working in teams; professional competencies.

Engineering Technology and Digital Design

At the start of 2020 I was contracted to write a course to teach the fundamental skills of professional practice to engineering technologists. This course relied heavily on online learning under a flipped mode arrangement due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This core course provides an introduction to the role of a technologist. It will start the development of technical and professional attributes essential to perform this role effectively. Through participation in the learning activities, students will develop interpersonal communication and professional skills. Hands on experience with a modern digital design software suite commensurate with defence industry practices. This course will be delivered in a mixed mode, with intensive lectures complemented by workshops throughout the semester. Assessments will be a mixture of assignments, presentations and lab exercises.

Introduction to Programming for IT Professionals

I rebuilt an introductory programming course for bachelor of IT students. The original course was written in processing and needed to be rewritten for python. The significant rebuilding of materials was required to take advantage of new pedagogies including the novel use of Jupyter notebooks for instruction.

This course is designed for students with no prior programming experience, who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Information Technology. The course introduces the fundamental concepts of procedural programming, with a focus on approaches to programming relevant for IT, including scripting languages. Topics include algorithms and problem solving, data types, control structures, functions, arrays, files, and the mechanics of running, testing, and debugging. The course also offers an introduction to the ethical, historical and social context of computing.

3D Print Prototyping

In 2017 I was sub-contracted to develop a course teaching the principles of 3D printing and advanced manufacturing to entrepreneurial students at the University of Adelaide’s Entrepreneurship Commercialisation and Innovation Center.

This course was designed to introduce the student to a basic overview of additive manufacturing technologies and the prototyping options available to them. This course gave the student a firm grasp of modelling in 3D as well as providing the basis for the moral, ethical and legal arguments that are currently facing the 3D printing world. Finally, students were introduced to the advances that are to be expected in the next five to ten years and the opportunities that await in the areas of bioprinting.

3D Print Prototyping was successfully delivered in trimester 3 of 2018 to a class of approximately 20 students including undergraduate and postgraduates.

You will be introduced to a basic overview of additive manufacturing technologies and the prototyping options available. You will acquire a firm grasp of modelling in 3D as well as providing the basis for the moral, ethical and legal arguments that currently face the 3D printing world. You will also explore the advances expected in the next five to ten years and the opportunities that await in the areas of bio printing.

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NB: Quoted sections are taken directly from the relevant courses websites. The University at which these courses are taught remains unidentified (unless otherwise) due to decision of management to restrict my ability to identify where I work as I run a fundraiser on a crowd funding platform where people show appreciate for my work.