Teaching and Education Research:
Subjects taught in recent years
* Foundations of Engineering ENGG101
* Engineering Design and Innovation ENGG154
* Mechanics of Solids ENGG251
* Structural Design 1 CIVL311 Steel & Concrete
* Structural Design 2 CIVL314 PT Concrete
* Professional Options ENGG255, 355, 455
* Scholars Project ENGG170,270,370,470
* Engineering Thesis ENGG452, 453
* Introduction to Engineering Computation CIVL296
Research into Engineering Education
Australian engineering faculties were under pressure from
industry, the professional body, and their home institutions to embed
graduate attributes in undergraduate degree programs. Innovative
responses to this pressure tended to be isolated and short-lived;
rigorous evaluation of the impact on student learning of graduate
attributes was rare; and the identified attributes tended to be poorly
aligned with the realities of engineering practice.
This project was completed in 2008. The final report is available for
download from the above link.
The project set out to develop an approach to improving learning
outcomes in first year engineering mechanics courses. The result of
this work is a holistic overview of issues surrounding engineering
mechanics education, and an online directory of engineering mechanics
learning resource, www.learnmechanics.org. Ongoing research into
students’ use of this online resource suggests that providing access to
a wide range of learning resources may be an effective way of
supporting students at risk of failing mechanics.
The project was completed in 2010 and the final report can be
downloaded from the above link. The repository can be accessed from the
portal. You need to register but
there is no charge. Youtube
videos are also available.
This project was led by A/Prof Ganga Prusty of UNSW with
collaboration of a number of universities including UoW. The project produced a number of
online adaptive tutorials covering threshold concepts in Engineering
Mechanics and Mechanics of Solids.
Click the hyperlink above for the project detailed description on
the Office of Learning and Teaching Website. UoW helped to develop the
tutorial on Free Body Diagrams.
This project was completed in 2012.
A demonstration portal is available at:
Awareness of the importance of intercultural competency in
practicing engineers is growing. At this point, support for engineering
academics to incorporate teaching and learning practices to facilitate
students’ development of intercultural competency, and knowledge of
students’ and academics’ current competency levels, is limited.
Click the heading for further details. This project is ongoing.
Shear Force and Shear Centre tutorial
Shear.exe is a Computer Based Training
module that I developed with students in Manchester. It covers a description of shear
stresses in structures, shear flow and shear centre. You can download a personal copy by clicking this
link. It is 1.8Mb in size and runs on most Windows based PCs. This copy is for personal use and
should not be distributed without permission.
Click the link above for a full list
including publications on Engineering Education.
This page is under construction and more
items will be added during 2012.
Last update 16 March 2012
MSc, PhD, MIEI
Professor of Structural Steel and Design (Structural
Fax: + 61-2-4221-3238
Faculty of Engineering
University of Wollongong
Wollongong, NSW, Australia