We had a fantastic first intake for our new Doctor of Information Technology and providing we can keep up the momentum, we are on track to have the largest number of Aussie IT Researchers of any university by the end of next year.
Adjunct Senior Lecturer - Charles Sturt University
Chief Executive Officer - IT Masters Pty Ltd
In the past, I have featured the incredible mix of activities that our senior industry based lecturer in Cyber Security undertakes, including:
One of our readers responded about the last item on Craig with 'I bet he never leaves his computer' so I have attached a picture to prove this is not true.
Craig is currently running series of public Webinars on Cyber Security with his next one being:
Date: Monday, May 7, 2012
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM AEST
Following are some examples of the type of practice-based research being carried out by the DIT students:
Fill out the Eligibility Form and we will get back to you with answers to these and any other questions you may have
I am sure there are people in world who get more excited about IT Research than Tanveer Zia who is the Course Coordinator for Doctor of Information Technology, but I just haven’t met them yet. Tanveer had the following to say about what makes CSU’s Doctor of IT unique:
“The traditional doctoral education in Australia is primarily research oriented with little or no connection with the industry. Charles Sturt University (CSU) has identified the need for an outcome oriented professional doctorate and has restructured its Doctor of Information Technology (DIT) course to make it practical and industry-driven. Students in this course bring strong industry connection through their work experience and conduct practice-based research, solving the real issues faced by the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry. They demonstrate how they have impacted professional practice as well as how they have affected the deeper and broader understanding of the practice through research. This provides students an opportunity to put their practice through research. Given that most students hold senior level positions in their respective organisations, they can easily drive change as result of their research outcomes. Another salient feature of the DIT is that the students report their findings in form of publications while they progress in the course. Thus the solutions to a particular industry problem are widely disseminated in form of white papers, technical reports, refereed papers and finally in a thesis.”
If you would like to discuss potential research topics or any other facet of research, email Tanveer: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be at Booth number J19 at CeBIT and would love to catch up if you are visiting Australia’s largest technology show. You can save yourself the $99 Admission fee by registering at CeBIT Registration.
Microsoft have been fantastic in providing support for the establishment of the Doctorate.
Six months ago our Network Manager joined the Systems Administrators Guild of Australia (SAGE-AU) and the following is his feedback:
'The SAGE-AU mailing lists are an invaluable resource for any systems administrator. The discussions contain a wealth of information and expertise, and the response to any issues I have posted has been quick, accurate and really addressed the question. I estimate that we covered the full cost of my annual membership with the time saved from the very first posting I made.'
SAGE-AU is not for profit, volunteer based, organisation but it does take some dollars to run and the organisation is currently looking for more members. If you are supporting a Network I urge you to become member.
Don't forget to visit us at the Charles Sturt University Booth at the SAGE-AU Annual conference.
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