9.00 - 9.10

Opening: Welcome and Overview

A/Prof Peter Sutton

Associate Dean (Academic)

9:10 - 9:20

Update: Engineering Curriculum Review

Dr Liza O’Moore

Deputy Associate Dean (Academic)

9:20 – 10.20

Feature presentations (20 mins each)


9:20     Transformation of MECH2305: lessons learned in developing a better course for students

This presentation will share the lessons learned in transforming a large second year engineering course. The course has improved considerably over a number of years through revised course design, better integration of topics, hands on learning and the introduction of initiatives to stimulate student engagement during lectures.


9:40    Blended Learning in Mechanical Engineering: Design, Implementation and Outcomes

In the blended learning approach, most content is delivered outside the classroom and active learning opportunities are moved in, reversing the traditional lecture-homework format. This can lead to improved student engagement and outcomes, but there are a number of inter-linked elements to the practice that require careful design and implementation. To illustrate how this can be achieved, the design, implementation and outcomes of a blended learning approach that has been applied in large, third-year Mechanical Engineering courses will be presented.


10:00   Checking in on EAIT Masters’ Student Experiences – Stage 1 Update

This presentation discusses preliminary findings of the project “Checking in on EAIT Masters’ Student Experiences” investigating how different structures of delivery and support of current programs are enhancing or detracting from the student experience. The study employs a mixed-methods approach, collecting data through a survey and one-on-one interviews of EAIT coursework masters’ students (current and recently graduated) coupled with one-on-one interviews of program directors. Results discussed identify key factors that impact the current student experiences and lay the foundations of what areas to focus on to inform future program delivery, build on strengths and make changes to improve where possible.

Dr Michael Bermingham







A/Prof Vince Wheatley











Prof Peta Ashworth and A/Prof Stephen Viller

10.20 - 10:30

Introduction to T&L showcase

Dr Liza O’Moore

Deputy Associate Dean (Academic)

10:30– 12:00

T&L showcase - An 'Active learning’ showcase demonstrating ideas for interesting course design using e-learning tools and simple activities you can incorporate into your teaching to enhance online learning.


Morning tea will be available during this time

Mr Phil Waller (eLIPSE)

Mr Vince Kelly (Maker Space)

A/Prof Mehmet Kizil (Mech and Mining – Ben’s Garage; a Virtual Risk Management Training Model for Student Engineers)

About Teaching and Learning Week 2018

The 2018 UQ Teaching and Learning Week ran from Monday 29 October to Friday 2 November 2018, focusing on a range of innovative teaching practices including:

  • blended learning
  • enterprise and innovation and
  • Students as Partners.

The 2018 program (PDF,142KB) was designed to provide staff with opportunities to network and discuss teaching and learning in contemporary contexts, and how this impacts on the student experience and outcomes. The Awards Ceremony was held at Customs House, recognising and rewarding excellence in teaching, the provision of outstanding learning environments and support services to students.

Click on each of the 2018 T&L Week sessions to access video recordings and other resources (when available).

Go to the T&L Week landing page


Hawken Engineering Building 50
ELCX - Room C207