at #1346Donald KayKeymaster
The Electrical and Electronics School at the University of Adelaide is opening its doors to EIDA subscribers on Tuesday February 16th. Subscribers will get presentations on the latest research and a tour of the lab followed by networking with industry and research staff. Keep the date free. Full details soon and bookings will be essential.
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at #1347Andrew SkinnerParticipant
This will be an interesting visit.
The head of the Electronic Engineering Department at Adelaide University – Professor Cheng-Chew Lim – gave a talk to the EA Retired Engineers group on the 11th November on the challenges for learning and teaching electronics to modern students.
I came out of there glad that I was not about to embark upon an EE career.
Here are ten reasons why (according to Professor Lim)
1. 40% of the jobs that are around today will not even exist in 20 years time
2. Graduates will have twenty jobs during their career
3. 50% of graduates will change jobs every five years
4. Employers want ‘job-ready’ graduates who are globally-aware
5. Industry fears poaching of their graduate engineers if they put too much training into them
6. As a result, there are few graduate training programs available within industry
7. Students today are coming from a diversity of backgrounds and are largely unprepared for university
8. Lectures are no longer for learning – students do that at home via the web – but should use the lecture for deeper understandings
9. The university is working at giving graduates ‘transferable skills’ such as communication, creativity, independence, self-discipline, leadership, enterprising abilities and team work skills
10. 50% of the engineering department’s revenues come from overseas students
at #1375Tingting ZhangKeymaster
EIDA Site Visit to University of Adelaide, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Your new electronics organisation – Electronic Industry Development Adelaide (EIDA) thanks the Head of School, Professor Cheng-Chew Lim for arranging this visit to their new facilities.
Program: A briefing by researchers on their current projects, a tour of the research laboratories, a display of honours student projects, followed by productive networking by industry and research representatives.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 7:45 PM (ACDT)
Level 7 Conference Room, Ingkarni Wardli Building – University of Adelaide . North Terrance. Adelaide, South Australia. See campus map.
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