Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Study Green ICT at the Australian National Unviersity

The ANU is having an Open Day, 30 August 2008, 9am to 4pm. As well as the topics and projects on display, it is worth keeping in mind that students learn about newly emerging topics (called by the ANU research-led education) and students can make up their own projects. Undergraduates and postgraduates in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, for example, can work on areas such as Green ICT. This is not as easy as doing work from an old textbook, as there are no set answers yet.

Some of the students are unhappy because I have set an assignment question asking them how they would reply to the environmental requirements in the recent Government computer tender. At present there are no clear answers (which is what the ICT industry is working on and why it is an interesting topic). But then if this was easy it would not be a suitable topic for Australia's top university. ;-)

ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science

Venue: ANU Sport and Recreation Centre [19]

College staff will be available to discuss degree programs and answer your enquiries.

Venue: Ian Ross Building [31]

A huge range of fantastic activities will be available, with displays, information booths and hands on activities:

All major areas of study will be represented:

  • Engineering: digital systems, electronics, environmental, manufacturing and management, mechanical and materials, mechatronics, photonics, sustainable energy and telecommunications
  • Computing: computer science, software engineering, information systems, new media arts, computer systems and software development
Professional associations such as the Australian Computer Society and Engineers Australia will have information booths – find out what a professional engineer or computer scientist does

The Women in Communication (WiC) group will be available to talk about support they provide for students.

Displays and activities

  • Learn how our students compete in Student Projects in engineering and computing, such as Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) racing car, SAE plane and solar bike on a national and international level.
  • Unmanned mini sub, unmanned aircraft, robotic demolition derby, robots that can write your name on paper.
  • Remote control car racing.
  • Circuit milling machines and other machine demonstrations.
  • Test the strength of a human hair.
  • Telecommunications demonstrations.
  • Virtual reality theatre.
  • Programming activities.
  • Computer graphics.
  • New media gallery.
  • Solar cells, solar dish, solar BBQ and more!


A series of informative seminars will be held throughout the day to ensure that prospective students have a proper grasp of the different types of programs we offer at the College.

Engineering Lecture Theatre
Student Projects in Engineering and Computing: Find out about the exciting projects you can get involved in,
like the formula SAE racing car, SAE plane and solar bike, as well as the fantastic industry projects on offer with real clients in software engineering.
Manning Clark Lecture Theatre 2
Engineering at ANU and Careers in Engineering:
  • Overview of Degrees in Engineering
  • Hear from a panel of industry, professional association, University staff and our own graduates about the great career opportunities in engineering
Ian Ross Building (31)
Free BB Q outside Ian Ross Building (31).
Manning Clark Lecture Theatre 2
Computing at ANU and Careers in Computing:
  • Overview of Degrees in IT, Software Engineering and Computer Science (Honours)
  • Hear from a panel of industry, professional association, University staff and our own graduates about the
    great career opportunities in engineering.
Engineering Lecture Theatre
Elite Degrees in Engineering and Computer Science: Find out more about our R & D program for high achieving engineering students, as well as the Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) degree and our Distinguished Scholars Program.

From: 2008 Open Day Program, ANU, 2008

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