The University of Wollongong is ranked 232nd in the world (QS rankings), 17th in the world – QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings 2018 and the highest ranked university in New South Wales for Teaching Quality. This presentation will introduce you to the university and showcase policy, subjects, activities and assessments that have been trialed and/or put into place to enhance the engineering learning experience. Examples include a common first year across all 10 disciplines of engineering, e-portfolio, innovation subjects, formative assessments and transnational learning.
Sasha Nikolic received the B.E. (telecommunications) in 2001 and PhD in Engineering Education in 2017 from the University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia. He spent several years in industry (retail, electronics manufacturing and IT) then in 2006 commenced as Laboratory Manager, involved in improving and developing the teaching laboratories and sessional teaching staff with the University of Wollongong. In 2014, he became an Associate Lecturer in engineering education and in 2016 a Lecturer. Dr Nikolic became Chair of the NSW Chapter of the IEEE Education Society in 2014. He won a university Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning Award in 2011. In 2012, he was awarded a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning as part of the Australian Awards for University Teaching. In 2016 he was a part of the team that received the IEEE Education Society Chapter Achievement Award. In 2016, he also received awards for his contribution to engineering education through the Australasian Association of Engineering Education (AAEE) and Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE). In the last 3 years he has published one book chapter, 7 journals and 8 conference papers in the field of engineering education.