Dr Nirmal Mandal Engineering / School of Engineering and Technology

Senior Lecturer - Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) Master of Engineering (Dynamics) PhD in Rail Structure Engineering

Contact Details

Email: n.mandal@cqu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 4923 2064 - Ext: 52064

Office Location

School of Engineering and Technology

Building 30/1.04

About Me

I love teaching in Mechanical Engineering courses and make my students' learning journey better.
I also love to carry out applied research that can be used in industries for better operations and economy
I love music, sports
I love my family and uni

Universities Studied At

Central Queensland University

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Universities Worked At

Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh

University of Wollongong, Australia

University of Technology Sydney, Australia

University of New South Wells, Australia

Central Queensland University, Australia

Awards

Excellence in Research Award, Central Queensland University, Australia in 2005

Railway Technical Society of Australasia (RTSA) wheel/rail contact award in 2013

Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Good Practice in Learning and Teaching (Tier 1) - a team award in 2013

Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Good Practice in Learning and Teaching (Tier 1) in 2015

Previous teaching

At Chittagong University of Technology, Bangladesh

University of Wollongong, Australia

Professional Experience

Discipline Leader, Mechanical Discipline
Member, Centre for Railway Operational Committee
Member, Future Engineering Education Direction (FEED) Committee

Head of Program: Postgraduate of Engineering

Course coordinators:

ENEM 12007 - Statics and Dynamics
ENEG 12002 - Engineering Design
ENTM 12003 - Dynamics
ENTM 13010  - Dynamics of Industrial Machines
ENAG 11003 - Engineering Materials
ENTM 12001 - Mechanics
ENTM 14012 - Finite Element Analysis
ENEM 14014 - Capstone Thermofluid Engineering
ENEM13011 - Fluid and Electrical Drive Systems
  • Teacher in Mechanical Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET) for sixteen years till 2001
  • Part-time teacher, University of Wollongong, 2001
  • Research Associate, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), 2002-2003
  • Research Associate, University of New South Wales (UNSW), 2002
  • Part-time teacher, CQUniversity, 2005-2006
  • Full-time teacher, CQUniversity, 2007-cont.
Professional Memberships
  • Member, Engineers Australia
  • Member, Engineers Australia Local Group - Rockhampton
  • Member, International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration
  • Fellow, Institution Engineers Bangladesh
  • Member, Australasian Association for Engineering Education

 

Responsibilities

Course Development

ENEM 12007 - Statics and Dynamics
ENEG 12002 - Engineering Design
ENEM 14012  - Solid Mechanics and Computational Analysis
ENEM 13011 - Fluid and Electrical Drive Systems
Professional Interests
FEM, Structural Fatigue, Damage Estimation, Stress  and Failure Analysis
Structural Dynamics, Structure-borne Sound, Vibration Propagation in Structures
For Master and PhD research in those areas or in any area of Mechanical Engineering, please send me an e-mail (n.mandal@cqu.edu.au) for preparation of research proposals.
Grants
  • Track stability Management to improve safety and track capacity, as a group leader, Rail CRC, AUS$180K
  • Rail grinding best practice and condition monitoring, as a group member, Rail CRC, AUS$420K
Published in: 2008
Conference Presentations
  • Asia Pacific Vibration Conference-95, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 15th International Modal Analysis Conference, Japan, 1997.
  • Asia Pacific Vibration Conference-97, Kyungju, Korea, 1997.
  • Asia Pacific Vibration Conference -05, Langwaki, Malysia, 2005
  • International Symposium on Computational Plasticity and Discontinuous Media with Applications, UQ, Brisbane, Australia, 2005
  • Central Regional Engineering Conference, CQU, 2006
  • 7th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems, Brisbane, 2006
  • Railway Maintenance Conference, Rockhampton, 2006
  • International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Bangladesh, 2007
  • Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference, Yeppoon, Rockhampton, Australia, 2008
  • International Heavy Haul Conference, Shanghai, China, 2009
  • 1st Annual Conference of the IRIS Institute's Postgraduate Students: Driving the Development of a Knowledge-based Economy, CQUniversity, 2009
  • International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Calgery, Canada, 2011
Published in: 2011
ENGINEERING
Mechanical Engineering - Solid Mechanics
My research interest: Railway engineering, Railhead damage, fatigue life, structure borne sound, vibration propogation in structures, FEA
Conference paper

Mandal, N., & Leong, M. (1995). Structure-borne power flow : past and future. In Proceeding of the Asia Pacific Vibration Conference 1995. (pp. 70-75). Kuala-Lumpur, Malaysia: Institute of Noise and Vibration, UTM, Malaysia.

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Mandal, N., & Uddin, W. (1996). Acoustics of rectangular flat plates. In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Motion and Vibration. (pp. 371-376). Chiba Japan: Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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Mandal, N., & Uddin, W. (1997). Acoustics of cantilever flat plates. In Proceedings of the 15th International Modal Analysis Conference. (pp. 527-531). United States: Society for Experimental Mechanics.

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Mandal, N., Rahman, R., & Leong, M. (1997). Determination of elastic rigidities of orthotropic plates for vibration response and power flow analysis. In Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Vibration Conference '97. (pp. 778-783). Seoul, Korea: Kiast.

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Mandal, N., Rahman, R., & Leong, M. (1997). Vibration power flow in orthotropic plates using structural intensity technique. In Proc. of the Noise-Con '97. (pp. 29-34). Pennsylvania, USA: Institute of Noise Control.

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Mandal, N., Rahman, R., & Leong, M. (1998). Determination of flexural wave power in freely suspended isotropic plates for far field conditions using vibration intensity. In International Acoustics and Vibration Asia 98 and Exhibition. (pp. 406-413). Singapore: Acoustics and Vibration Asia 98.

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Mandal, N., Rahman, R., & Leong, M. (1998). Estimation of structure-borne noise in plates for far field conditions using the structural intensity method. In Inter-noise 98 : sound and silence : setting the balance : conference proceedings, Christchurch, New Zealand, 16-18 November 1998. (pp. 703-706). Rundle Mall, S. Aust.: Causal Productions.

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Mandal, N., Rahman, R., & Leong, M. (1998). Measurement of bending wave power in plate like structures under general field conditions using cross-spectral density method. In Proceedings of the Inter-Noise 98. (pp. 711-714). Christchurch, New Zealand: International Noise Control Institute.

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Mandal, N., Leong, M., & Rahman, R. (2000). Determination of quasi-longitudinal wave power flow in trapezoidal corrugated plates. In Proceedings of the 7th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Germany, 2000. (pp. 917-922). Muenchen, Germany: IIAV and Bavarian Ministry for Environmental Affairs.

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Mandal, N., Rahman, R., & Leong, M. (2005). A new strategy for far-field power transmission in orthotropic plates. In Proceedings of the 11th Asia-Pacific vibration conference, Langkawi, Malaysia, 23-25 November 2005. (pp. 537-542). Kuala Lumpur: University of Technology, Malaysia.

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Mandal, N. (2007). Measurement of structure-borne sound in trapezoidal corrugated plates. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Mechanical Engineering 2007 (ICME 2007) 29- 31 December 2007, Dhaka, Bangladesh. (pp. 1-6). Dhaka: Department of Mechanical Engineering.

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Mandal, N. (2008). Multi-campus learning and teaching at CQUniversity using ISL : a case study. In Program and proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education: To Industry and Beyond, 7 - 10 December 2008, Australia, Queensland, Yeppoon. 2008. (pp. 1-6). Yeppoon, Australia: Australasian Association for Engineering Education. Retrieved from http://aaee.com.au/conferences/papers/2008/aaee08_submission_m3c5.pdf

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Mandal, N., & Peach, B. (2009). 3D stress analysis of insulated rail joint. In Proceedings : 9th International Heavy Haul Conference (IHHC 2009), Shanghai, China, 22nd - 24th June, 2009. (pp. 237-245). Beijing, China: China Railway Publishing House.

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Ahmad, S., Mandal, N., & Chattopadhyay, G. (2009). Comparative study of track buckling parameters of continuous welded rail. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Mechanical Engineering (ICME 2009), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 26-28 December 2009. (pp. 1-6). Dhaka, Bangladesh: BUET, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.

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Mandal, N., Dhanasekar, M., & Boyd, P. (2009). Elasto-plastic stress analysis of an insulated rail joint (IRJ) with a loading below shakedown limit. In Proceedings : 8th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail (pp. 773-781). Firenze, Italy: AB Editore.

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Mandal, N., Dhanasekar, M., & Boyd, P. (2009). Shakedown stress analysis of insulated rail joint (IRJ). In Proceedings : 8th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail (pp. 783-793). Firenze, Italy: AB Editore.

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Mehjabeen, A., & Mandal, N. (2010). Exploration of economic sustainability of renewable resources in producing electricity in Bangladesh. In Proceeding of Central Region Engineering Conference, Bundaberg, 2010. (pp. 1-21). Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia: Local group, Engineers Australia (Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia).

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Devadoss, R., Chattopadhyay, G., Mandal, N., Sroba, P., Turner, M., & Creese, G. (2010). Rail grinding quality assurance based on profile correction and RCF control. In Rail - rejuvenation & renaissance, proceedings of Conference on Railway Engineering (CORE 2010), Wellington, New Zealand, 12-14 September 2010. (pp. 8-15). Wellington, New Zealand: RTSA.

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Ahmad, S., Mandal, N., Chattopadhyay, G., Powell, J., & Micenko, P. (2011). Improvement of rail creep data to measure the stress state of a tangent continuously welded rail (CWR) track. In International Heavy Haul Association Conference, June 19 - 22, 2011, Westin Hotel, Calgary, Canada : conference proceedings. (pp. 1-8). Calgary, Canada: International Heavy Haul Association.

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Mandal, N., & Dhanasekar, M. (2012). A sensitivity analysis of endpost materials of insulated rail joints using finite element analysis. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail (pp. 509-515). Chengdu, China: State Key Loboratory of Traction Power, Southwest Jiaotong University.

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Boyd, P., Mandal, N., Bandula, T., Zong, N., & Dhanasekar, M. (2012). Experimental investigation into the failure behaviour of insulated rail joints. In CORE2012 : Global Perspectives ; Conference on Railway Engineering, 10-12 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia (pp. 53-60). Barton, A.C.T.: RTSA.

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Mandal, N., & Dhanasekar, M. (2013). Stress analysis of inserted rail joints. In 10th World Congress on Railway Research (WCRR2013), Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia, 25th-28th November 2013. (pp. 1-8). Brisbane, Qld: CRC for Rail Innovation.

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Choudhury, R., Suntharavadivel, T., & Mandal, N. (2014). Shear repaired RC beam by FRP bonding with external post-tensioning. In Sustainable solutions in structural engineering and construction : Second Australasia and South-East Asia Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ASEA-SEC-2), BangKok, Thailand (pp. 39-44). United States: ISEC Press. doi:10.14455/ISEC.res.2014.4

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Mandal, N. (2015). FEA to assess railhead material damage with a reference to nylon endpost material of insulated rail joints. In Proceedings of the 10th International Contact Mechanics Conference of Wheel (pp. 1-6). Pueblo, Colorado, USA: IICT.

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Mandal, N. (2015). Improving student satisfaction improves learning : a case study in the scholarship of teaching. In Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE2015), Blended Design and Project Based Learning : a future for Engineering Education, 6-9 December 2015, Geelong, Victoria (pp. 1-9). Geelong, Vic.: Deakin University. Retrieved from http://aaee2015conference.sched.org/

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Mandal, N., & Lees, M. (2016). An investigation into monitoring rail stress in continuously welded rails through stress-free temperature. In Proceedings of the Conference on Railway Excellence (CORE2016), Maintaining the Momentum, 16-18 May 2016, Melbourne Australia. (pp. 404-410). Melbourne, Victoria: EECW.

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Hoather, I., & Mandal, N. (2016). Management of rail stress in a modern railway maintenance infrastructure. In Proceedings of the Conference on Railway Excellence (CORE2016), Maintaining the Momentum, 16-18 May 2016, Melbourne Australia. (pp. 1-12). Melbourne, Victoria: EECW.

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Mandal, N. K. (2016). Students’ feedback: what can we do with it?. In S. Smith (Ed.), Proceedings of the AAEE2016 Conference (pp. 1-10). Barton, ACT: Australasian Association for Engineering Education. Retrieved from http://www.aaee.net.au/index.php/conference/aaee-conference

Journal article

Mandal, N., Rahman, R., & Leong, M. (2000). Measurement of quasi-longitudinal wave power in thin single-layer naturally orthotropic plates. International journal of acoustics and vibration., 5(2), 106-108.

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Mandal, N., Leong, M., & Rahman, R. (2000). Study of in-plane vibration power flow in rectangular corrugated plates. Journal of mechanical engineering research bulletin., 1(1), 14-19.

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Mandal, N., Leong, S., & Rahman, R. (2002). Prediction of structure-borne sound in orthotropic plates for far-field conditions. Journal of vibration and control., 8(1), 3-12. doi:10.1177/1077546302008001521

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Mandal, N., Rahman, R., & Leong, S. (2003). Structure-borne power transmission in thin naturally orthotropic plates : general case. Journal of vibration and control., 9(10), 1189-1199. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/107754603030693

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Mandal, N., & Uddin, W. (2004). Acoustic power radiation from rectangular thin plates of different end fixity. Journal of the Institute of Engineers, Singapore., 44(5), 9-28.

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Mandal, N., Rahman, R., & Leong, M. (2004). Experimental study on loss factor for corrugated plates by bandwidth method. Ocean engineering., 31(10), 1313-1323. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2003.08.003

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Mandal, N., Rahman, R., & Leong, M. (2005). Experimental investigation of vibration power flow in thin technical orthotropic plates by the method of vibration intensity. Journal of sound and vibration., 285(3), 669-695. doi:10.1016/j.jsv.2004.08.041

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Mandal, N., & Biswas, S. (2005). Vibration power flow : a critical review. Shock and vibration digest., 37(1), 3-11.

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Mandal, N. (2006). A Complete description of intensity fields of thin isotropic plates for flexural waves in general field conditions. Trends in applied sciences research., 1(6), 553-563. Retrieved from http://www.academicjournals.net/fulltext/tasr/2006/553-563.pdf

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Mandal, N. (2006). Experimental studies of quasi-longitudinal waves power flow in corrugated plates. Journal of sound and vibration., 297, 227-242. doi:10.1016/j.jsv.2006.03.051

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Mandal, N. (2006). Experimental studies on vibration transmission in trapezoidal corrugated plates. Trends in applied sciences research., 1(3), 226-247. Retrieved from http://www.academicjournals.net/fulltext/tasr/2006/226-247.pdf

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Mandal, N. (2006). One transducer method for quantifying vibration power flow in orthotropic plates for both general and far-field conditions. Trends in applied sciences research., 1(1), 1-8. Retrieved from http://www.academicjournals.net/fulltext/tasr/2006/1-8.pdf

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Mandal, N. (2008). Far-field power transmission in orthotropic plates : a new approach. Shock and vibration., 15(1), 71-78.

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Mandal, N., & Peach, B. (2010). An engineering analysis of insulated rail joints : a general perspective. International journal of engineering science and technology (IJES), 2(8), 3964-3988.

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Mandal, N. (2010). Structural intensity fields of naturally orthotropic plates. International journal of engineering science and technology (IJES), 2(7), 2580-2586.

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Ahmad, S., Mandal, N., Chattopadhyay, G., & Powell, J. (2013). Development of a unified railway track stability management tool to enhance track safety. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part F : Journal of rail and rapid transit., 227(5), 493-516. doi:10.1177/0954409713501490

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Mandal, N., & Dhanasekar, M. (2013). Sub-modelling for the ratchetting failure of insulated rail joints. International journal of mechanical sciences., 75, 110-122. doi:10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2013.06.003

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Mandal, N. (2014). On the low cycle fatigue failure of insulated rail joints (IRJs). Engineering failure analysis., 40, 58-74. doi:10.1016/j.engfailanal.2014.02.006

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Mandal, N. (2014). Ratchetting of railhead material of insulated rail joints (IRJs) with reference to endpost thickness. Engineering failure analysis., 45, 347-362. doi:10.1016/j.engfailanal.2014.07.003

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Mandal, N. (2015). Plastic ratchetting of railhead material in the vicinity of insulated rail joints with wheel and thermal loads. Wear., (330-331), 540-553. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2015.01.003

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Mandal, N. (2016). Finite element analysis of the mechanical behaviour of insulated rail joints due to impact loadings. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part F : Journal of rail and rapid transit., 230(3), 759-773. doi:10.1177/0954409714561708

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Mandal, N., Dhanasekar, M., & Sun, Y. (2016). Impact forces at dipped rail joints. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part F : journal of rail and rapid transit., (2014), 271-282. doi:10.1177/0954409714537816

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Mandal, N. K. (2016). Ratchetting damage of railhead material of gapped rail joints with reference to free rail end effects. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, 1-15. doi:10.1177/0954409715625361

Mandal, N. K. (2016). FEA to assess plastic deformation of railhead material damage of insulated rail joints with fibreglass and nylon endposts. Wear, 366-367, 3-12. doi:10.1016/j.wear.2016.06.010

Thesis / Dissertation

Mandal, N. (2011). Failure of railhead material of insulated rail joints. (PhD Thesis, CQUniversity).

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HE Term 2 - 2017
ENRP20003 - Engineering Research Project Implementation
Tutor - ENRP20003 - HE Term 2 - 2017
ENRP20001 - Engineering Research Project Planning
Tutor - ENRP20001 - HE Term 2 - 2017
ENEG20003 - Sustainability Studio
Tutor - ENEG20003 - HE Term 2 - 2017
HE Term 1 - 2017
ENEM14016 - Fluid Machinery
Lead Lecturer - ENEM14016 - HE Term 1 - 2017
ENEM12010 - Engineering Dynamics
Lecturer - ENEM12010 - HE Term 1 - 2017
ENEM12009 - Structural Mechanics
Lead Lecturer - ENEM12009 - HE Term 1 - 2017
HE Term 2 - 2016
ENEM14012 - Solid Mechanics and Computational Analysis.
Lead Lecturer - ENEM14012 - HE Term 2 - 2016
HE Term 1 - 2016
ENEM13011 - Fluid and Electrical Drive Systems
Lead Lecturer - ENEM13011 - HE Term 1 - 2016
ENEM12010 - Engineering Dynamics
Lead Lecturer - ENEM12010 - HE Term 1 - 2016
ENEM12009 - Structural Mechanics
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 2 - 2015
ENEM14012 - Solid Mechanics and Computational Analysis.
Lead Lecturer - ENEM14012 - HE Term 2 - 2015
HE Term 1 - 2015
ENEM13011 - Fluid and Electrical Drive Systems
Lead Lecturer - ENEM13011 - HE Term 1 - 2015
ENEM12007 - Statics & Dynamics
Lead Lecturer - ENEM12007 - HE Term 1 - 2015
HE Term 2 - 2014
ENTG11001 - Computer Aided Drafting
Unit Coordinator
ENEM14012 - Solid Mechanics and Computational Analysis.
Lecturer - ENEM14012 - HE Term 2 - 2014
HE Term 1 - 2014
ENEM13011 - Fluid and Electrical Drive Systems
Lecturer - ENEM13011 - HE Term 1 - 2014
ENEM12007 - Statics & Dynamics
Lecturer - ENEM12007 - HE Term 1 - 2014
HE Term 2 - 2013
ENTG11001 - Computer Aided Drafting
Unit Coordinator
ENEM14012 - Solid Mechanics and Computational Analysis.
Lecturer - ENEM14012 - HE Term 2 - 2013
ENEG11002 - Engineering Skills 2
Lecturer - ENEG11002 - HE Term 2 - 2013
HE Term 1 - 2013
ENTG13002 - Technology Project Planning
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ENTG13001 - Technology Project Implementation
Lecturer - ENTG13001 - HE Term 1 - 2013
ENEM13011 - Fluid and Electrical Drive Systems
Lecturer - ENEM13011 - HE Term 1 - 2013
ENEM12007 - Statics & Dynamics
Lecturer - ENEM12007 - HE Term 1 - 2013
ENEG14005 - Engineering Project Implementation
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ENEG14003 - Engineering Project Planning
Lecturer - ENEG14003 - HE Term 1 - 2013
ENEG11001 - Engineering Skills 1
Tutor - ENEG11001 - HE Term 1 - 2013
HE Term 2 - 2012
ENEM14012 - Solid Mechanics and Computational Analysis.
Lead Lecturer - ENEM14012 - HE Term 2 - 2012
HE Term 1 - 2012
ENEM13011 - Fluid and Electrical Drive Systems
Lead Lecturer - ENEM13011 - HE Term 1 - 2012
ENEM12007 - Statics & Dynamics
Lead Lecturer - ENEM12007 - HE Term 1 - 2012
HE Term 2 - 2011
ENEM14013 - Engineering Plant Design
Unit Coordinator
ENEM14012 - Solid Mechanics and Computational Analysis.
Lead Lecturer - ENEM14012 - HE Term 2 - 2011
HE Term 1 - 2011
ENEM14014 - Capstone Thermofluid Engineering
Lead Lecturer - ENEM14014 - HE Term 1 - 2011
ENEM13011 - Fluid and Electrical Drive Systems
Unit Coordinator
ENEM12007 - Statics & Dynamics
Lead Lecturer - ENEM12007 - HE Term 1 - 2011