Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
22 December 2006
As 2007 begins, the Faculty of Engineering has changed its name to the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
The School of Information Technologies (formerly known as the Basser Department of Computer Science) has not only moved to a new building in the Engineering precinct, but is now part of a new expanded Faculty.
This will create synergies and increased collaboration between IT research and teaching undertaken in The School of Information Technologies (SIT) and the School of Electrical and Information Engineering (EIE).
In the longer term it will also provide greater opportunities for civil engineering undergraduates and postgraduates who will be able to incorporate IT studies into their degrees more easily.
As part of other university restructuring, Prof Greg Hancock, the current Dean of Engineering and Information Technologies, will have the extra responsibility of his appointment as Executive Dean of the cluster of the Faculties of Engineering, Architecture & IT. The realignment of support services within the university, and the appointment of Executive Deans across various clusters of faculties with the university, will provide increased focus on the core areas of research and learning and teaching. In the longer term there is definite scope for increased collaboration between civil engineering and architecture.