Are you considering working towards a postgraduate qualification in engineering, computing or mathematics? UWA’s Postgraduate & Honours Expo takes place on Wednesday October 5 and representatives from the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (ECM) will be on hand to showcase postgraduate qualification offerings, answer queries and offer course advice.
Five early career researchers have been recognised at The University of Western Australia for having written the best published articles or books of the year in work that breaks new ground in five fields.
The University of Western Australia kicked off ANFF national week, a celebration of advances in fabrication technology for micro and nano-technology, that is, the art of creating structures 1000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.
With the introduction of New Courses 2012, most professional qualifications from UWA will be obtained by completing a postgraduate degree course following an undergraduate degree. The timetable for the introduction of new professional postgraduate courses has been set.
First year indigenous engineering students, Samantha Shepherd and Ezra Jacobs-Smith, were thrilled when both received a laptop from Les May, Managing Director of ACS Global to help them in their engineering studies.
Thanks to the contribution of leading Australian engineering firm Clough Limited, the student experience for first year engineering students at UWA will be elevated to a new level with the establishment of the Clough First Year Centre. The UWA-Clough partnership agreement provides dedicated student space for first years in the crucial transition from school to university with the establishment of this 24/7 home base.
UWA mechanical engineering graduate, Sir Rod Eddington, will become the next Chair of ANZ in the second half of 2009. He is the chair of Infrastructure Australia and a director on the board of News Corporation.
Peter Smith who travelled with his wife, Nerissa from Sydney for the 50th Engineering Reunion of the Class of 1957 said “we saw this as a once in a lifetime event. An opportunity to renew friendships with fellow students, many of whom we had not seen for 50 years. We shared our experiences since graduating. The diversity of work and experience was amazing and underscores the quality of education we received at UWA.”
It appears that Rhodes Scholars must have more hours in each day than the rest of us. This year’s winner, John McAnearney, at the age of 22 has a double degree in Science and Engineering; he plays keyboard and guitar in a band; plays squash, tennis and golf; is setting up a children’s charity with his brother; and has worked as a volunteer for the Lions Eye Institute and Siemens Healthcare in Sydney.
The inaugural Monadelphous Integrated Learning Centre student industry project was a success. Three excellent students in Mechanical Engineering did a 12 week project with Monadelphous related to the efficiency of structural connectors.