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1 School of Information Sciences & Engineering ISE: Developments, Issues, Challenges & Plans

2 School of Information Sciences & Engineering The School Comprises 3 Disciplines: Information Systems, Maths & Statistics, and Software Engineering Academic Staff Professors: 1Associate Professors: 3 Senior Lecturers: 9Lecturers: 14 Total staff: 27 Staff with PhDs: 20, Enrolled in PhD: 5 Adjunct Staff – 21 Evolved into well-integrated disciplines & harmonious group Established itself as a leading provider of ICT higher education for the capital region needs Our courses are highly regarded for ‘responsiveness’ and quality

3 School of Information Sciences & Engineering ISE Space: ‘Bits’ to Applications Organisational System Issues Application Technologies Software development System Infrastructure Computer Hardware, Architecture & Connectivity Theory Principles Innovation Application Deployment Configuration TheoreticalApplied DEVELOPMENT Computer & Network Engineering Software Engineering Information Systems Maths&Stats

4 School of Information Sciences & Engineering From Australian WorkPlace Web site, Industry Trends

5 School of Information Sciences & Engineering Relative Demand and Supply Size of ICT workforce and University completions relative to 2003

6 School of Information Sciences & Engineering

7 Organisational System Issues Application Technologies Software development System Infrastructure Computer Hardware, Architecture & Connectivity Theory Principles Innovation Application Deployment Configuration TheoreticalApplied DEVELOPMENT Changing skills needs Increasing demand Information professional-business analysts- data analysts/miners-statisticians- programmers-software engineers-computer scientists-engineers

8 School of Information Sciences & Engineering Our Response Local: Industry engagement & partnership, ACS International: partnerships with universities – projects, academic visitors (China, India, Vietnam, Indonesia) Marketing – schools, colleges & VET Course re-focus to demand areas and articulation pathways for multiple entry points New work integrated courses/internships/cadetships Delivery models for new demography & work patterns – intensive/flexible

9 School of Information Sciences & Engineering Enrolment Trends in ISE

10 School of Information Sciences & Engineering Bachelor of Business Informatics Bachelor of Information Technology Bachelor of Software Engineering Bachelor of IT Mainframe Computing (Double degrees) Service teaching Graduate Certificate in IT or BI Graduate Diploma in IT or BI Graduate Diploma in Statistics Master of BI Master of IT Master of Technology Research Masters Prof Doctorate IT Doctor of Philosophy Our Courses – ACS accredited, multiple entry points, professional focus

11 School of Information Sciences & Engineering Design for different needs (similar for masters) BSE BIT MC BBI BIT

12 School of Information Sciences & Engineering Information Systems Health Education Business Software Engineering Government e - Maths & Stats Information Systems

13 School of Information Sciences & Engineering Information Systems analyses human activity, determines the kinds of data, information and knowledge needed to enable people to act effectively and responsibly, designs technology-based systems to support them and evaluates the impact of those systems. Based on theories of information, human activity and organisations IS studies analysis techniques and methodologies, human-computer interaction, data and knowledge representation and design, systems construction and validation, project management and the impacts of systems on people, organisations and society.

14 School of Information Sciences & Engineering UC Courses that Teach IS: IS major in B. Business Informatics, BIT, BSE, BBA, MBI IS Graduates: Systems analyst / designer, evaluator / consultantGovernment Business Analyst, Consultancies ICT project managerBusiness Engagement: Global IS Discipline – AAIS, ACPHIS, Editor-in-Chief AJIS, conference chairs etc Professional bodies – ACS, CPA, PMI, ISACA Consultancies/Projects – Greening Aust, Geosciences Aust, CPA, ATO, AGIMO, Customs Student internships, project work, research projects

15 School of Information Sciences & Engineering IS Research: virtuality, ontology, ethics IT governance, security applications: e-learning, e-governance, e-business, e-research data quality & visualisation knowledge management Future Developments: Enterprise Architecture Social Informatics Project management – Prince 2 The Virtual Organisation Systems Audit

16 School of Information Sciences & Engineering Mathematics & Statistics Teaching: Analysis of data sets and problem solving using statistical/mathematical tools We employ the “mathematical method” – reductionist approach Trains people to become secondary mathematics teachers, primary teachers, mathematical/statistical researchers, financial analysts, IT professionals,… There are 5.1 staff – 2 C, 3.1 B Staff are active in School and University wide service All staff active in the professions: community service, research & publication

17 School of Information Sciences & Engineering Mathematics & Statistics Future: –Enhance our service teaching to the University at large –Do this by exploring possibility of team teaching with other Schools/Disciplines –Enhance our research output and collaboration within the ACT and beyond –Improve performance in procurement of external funds for research

18 School of Information Sciences & Engineering Software Engineering Software engineering deals with software… –…requirements, design, construction, testing, maint. Software engineering draws on the fields of… –…comp eng, comp sci, mathematics & statistics Discipline of Software Engineering teaches… –…programming, operating system, database, –…networks, digital comms, security, GUI, web, etc. Discipline of SE has research strengths in… –…speech & image processing, biometrics - NCBS –…computer security –...agent technology & distributed system

19 School of Information Sciences & Engineering Quality Assurance, Engagement and Leadership Strong Learning and Teaching focus evidenced by activities, which reflect strategies included in our Learning & Teaching Plans 1.Organisational University Level School Level 2.Student Support 3.Feedback 4.Scholarship

20 School of Information Sciences & Engineering Research Significant improvement in research profile Research Training (32 HDR students, 8 completions per year) National and international research linkages (UK, USA, New Zealand, Japan) –Australian Leadership Award Fellowship for Multiagents in IT Security Project Research Collaboration Collaboration with business and government sectors (IBM, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, InTact, AGIMO, ActewAGL, Transact, Australian Customs, Australian Institute of Sport) National Centre for Biometric Studies (NCBS) Research Funding –ARC funded Thinking Head Project –Carrick Institute Grant on Digital Learning Communities –CPA Australia funded Project on Telework Practice –Interdisciplinary grants (3) – with education, health and finance –6 UC internal grants –Total of 13 grants in last 2 years

21 School of Information Sciences & Engineering Partners: Courses, Research, Internship/Cadetship ISE Microsoft Sun Microsystems ActewAGL, Transact Canberra/Calvary Hospital, AIS CentrelinkATO CIT, AIE KAZ ACS AGIMO, DEWR, InTact Computer Associates, Compucat NICTA

22 School of Information Sciences & Engineering Theme Areas for courses & research Information Systems Software Engineering Mathematics and Statistics Network Computing Security, Biometrics, Forensics Enterprise Architecture, E-Government Knowledge management Systems & Infrastructure Informatics (education, business, health, law) Intelligent Agents Gaming & Creative Multimedia Speech and Language Processing

23 School of Information Sciences & Engineering Future Strengthen work based learning & student engagement Course development: –Bach in Games Dev (AIE, CIT, Creative Comm, ISE) –Pgrad Cert/Diploma in Security –Pgrad Cert/Diploma in Biometrics –Pgrad Cert/Diploma in IT Project Management –Grad Cert/Grad Dip in IT Education –Grad Cert/Grad Dip in Maths Education Flexible modes of delivery – combining online, intensive, face2face and other digital means Continue strengthening research, teaching-research nexus Continue strengthening industry partnerships & collaboration

24 School of Information Sciences & Engineering Plans Learning & Teaching (operational) ICT Infrastructure Business plan Strategic plan – for teaching & research

25 School of Information Sciences & Engineering Student feedback…….. ‘All the UC subjects have been rewarding. I have been continually impressed by how relevant the subject matter is to what is really going on in the IT industry. I frequently found that as soon as learned something at UC I had an immediate application for it at work. This goes against the common expectation that universities teach mainly outdated & irrelevant skills. I am so glad I chose to study at UC.’

26 School of Information Sciences & Engineering Questions? Thank You


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