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Sandra Dwyer

Sandra Dwyer

BEc Sydney; MBT UNSW

Rm 4062
H70 - Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 6588
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Sandra Dwyer is a lecturer in the Discipline of Business Information Systems. She holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney and a Master’s in Business and Technology from UNSW. Sandra has extensive industry and international experience having worked for over 17 years in multinational organisations in management, finance, and administration roles.

Upon completing her MBT Sandra joined the teaching team at UNSW on a casual basis whilst continuing to work full time in industry. She enjoyed  and feels passionate about bringing industry experience to the classroom and developing students to bring valuable and relevant skills to the workplace. Her teaching focus was information technology, business information systems and project management.

Sandra’s industry experience encompasses the development  of business information systems and more particularly enterprise systems. She is experienced in business process design/re-design, developing systems specifications and managing systems implementations. Additionally much of her Pacific region and international experience relates to large infrastructure and facilities project management.

Sandra worked as Academic Manager and Lecturer for Charles Darwin University ( in conjunction with Macquarie Education Group ) to work with the Dean to establish the Sydney campus. During this time she lectured micro and macro economics and managed a small but growing campus in all student facing academic matters.

Sandra came to the University of Sydney in 2007 and joined the Discipline of Business Information Systems. She worked in various capacities on a casual basis. This included teaching and assisting with co-ordination of large units (400+) students. During this time she primarily remained engaged within industry on a full time basis.

For the last two years Sandra has enthusiastically engaged in a full time education focussed teaching role at the University of Sydney, again in the Discipline of Business Information Systems. Her role is co-ordinator for Accounting Information Systems, a large postgraduate unit that is part of the Master of Professional Accounting degree. The team she works with (12 -15) consist of highly experienced industry professionals who teach and support the program to achieve high quality teaching and learning outcomes.

She regularly participates in SAP Competence Centre programs and has recently participated in the Train the Trainer ERP Simulation workshop (2015) , and Train the Trainer SAP Practical Analytics workshop (2017).

Sandra is currently studying for a Graduate Certificate in Education Studies ( Higher Education ).  Expected completion of this is November 2017.

Sandra’s teaching philosophy is based on constructivist principles. She views learning as an active gradual process. The facilitator and students work in tandem to explore questions and create learning experiences. She works to create classroom environments that enable rich and meaningful discussion and she looks at students holistically, trying to value and empathise with the cultural challenges her international students face. Her philosophy is to offer a blended learning approach, believing this is the most effective pedagogical approach to create deep learning opportunities. She has a strong commitment to critical reflection of her teaching practices.

Recent Units Taught

  • INFS5000 Accounting Information Systems

    2017: S1, S2,
    2016: S1, S2,
    2015: S1, S2,