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Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Global rankings confirm Monash as leader in engineering and technology

Monash University has been named Australia’s leading university in engineering and technology by an authoritative global rankings institution.

The Times Higher Education world university subject rankings 2016/17 announced has placed Monash 45th across the globe for engineering and technology—the highest ranking of any Australian university. Monash’s 45th ranking was eight places up on its rating for engineering and technology in last year’s rankings.

Global subject rankings confirm Monash as leader in engineering and technology

Monash is #1 in Australia for engineering and technology!

Monash’s high ranking in engineering and technology was underpinned by strong outcomes in teaching, international outlook, research, citations and industry income.

Further, Monash was ranked 41st in the world by Times Higher Education in clinical, pre-clinical and health and 63rd in business and economics. A total of 980 universities were included in the rankings.

President and Vice Chancellor of Monash University Professor Margaret Gardner AO said the results were further evidence of the university’s growing international reputation for outstanding research.

“Monash offers students the opportunity to study at a world-class university that produces research with global impact, collaborates with industry to drive innovation and attracts and retains the highest calibre of research and teaching staff,” Professor Gardner said.

“It’s wonderful to see the quality of our academics recognised. I particularly congratulate Monash staff in the fields of Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health, Engineering and Technology, Business and Economics and the Physical Sciences, all of which ranked among the top 100 this year.”

The Times Higher Education subject rankings follow the recent release of a number of global university rankings, each of which placed Monash in the top 100 universities in the world.

These rankings saw Monash placed 65th in the QS World University Rankings and 74th in the Times Higher Education rankings and 79th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Monash was also placed 32nd in the Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities.

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Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Monash data scientist wins Victorian Young Achiever Award

Dr François Petitjean, from the Monash Faculty of Information Technology, is the winner of this year’s Victorian Young Achiever Award in the Research Impact category.

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Dr Francois Petitjean (Photo credit: Monash University)

Dr Petitjean, whose work is partly funded by the US Air Force, has developed systems which are being applied across a range of scientific disciplines, from monitoring oil spills to fighting insect-borne diseases.

“I am delighted and honoured to receive this award,” said Dr Petitjean. “In my work, I try to focus on today’s important issues in science and industry, to use them as a beacon to tell me where new theories are needed.

“I am really glad to help other fields and I am humbled to see this recognised by the panel. For me, the next big project is using latest-generation satellites to create an accurate map of Australia’s vegetation; this would serve as the basis for fire-spread models, algae outbreaks detection or pollution management,” he added.

After completing his PhD in France, where he received two prestigious awards from the French Space Agency, Dr Petitjean joined the Monash Centre for Data Science in 2013. Since then, Dr Petitjean has developed a data analysis tool called Chordalysis, which can reveal relationships and influences between the variables of a dataset. Several research teams around the world have already started using Chordalysis for problems as diverse as discovering symptoms of rare diseases, creating heat-resistant anti-inflammatories, and monitoring oil spills in the Mediterranean Sea.

“I like to think of my discipline as something like the support crew for a Formula One team,” Dr Petitjean said.

“We computer scientists don’t discover new drugs, proteins, or elementary particles. Rather, we build robust and efficient theories, tools, and technologies that will make those discoveries possible.”

Dr Petitjean believes that big data holds the key to future scientific progress.

“It’s a bit like the difference between trying to stop a tap from leaking or a fire hose, the solutions that are great for the former are simply unthinkable for the latter,” he added.

“We are now collecting more data every two years than in the whole history of humanity: we are definitely facing a fire hose.”

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Monash computer technology a finalist in “The Australian” Innovation Awards

Computer technology designed to assist children with developmental disabilities, created by Monash researchers, has been chosen as a finalist in the annual The Australian Innovation Challenge awards, to be announced Nov. 28.

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Professor Kim Cornish and PhD student Hannah Kirk (Photo credit: Monash University)

The world first tablet technology—designed to assist children with developmental disabilities, such as autism spectrum disorders and Down syndrome, stay focused is aimed at facilitating learning and inclusion within the school environment. The technology, called the TALI Attention Training Program, is a finalist in the Educations and Community Services category of the awards. The research has been funded by an ARC Linkage grant to Monash University, Grey Innovation and Torus Games.

Professor Kim Cornish, Director of the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, said that the awards recognised how technologies can revolutionise the ways all children are taught. “TALI is a real game changer as it assists children with developmental disabilities who often get left behind in traditional education settings,” she said.

The gaming technology, developed with DreamWorks contractor Torus Games and Australian Technology Commercialisation firm, Grey Innovation, has been tested in a randomised control trial aimed at determining whether using the games for 20 minutes five days a week over a five-week period led to improved attention and focus.

It is estimated that around three per cent of Australian children have a developmental disability, where there is a reduction in their ability to concentrate and stay focused on a task, switch attention between tasks, inhibit impulsive responding and mentally hold and use information. Disruption to these processes can lead to difficulties in learning and academic performance, as well as difficulties developing social skills.

Miss Hannah Kirk, who designed the training program and evaluated its efficacy during her PhD, which was supervised by Professor Cornish, said that there are currently very few interventions that aim to improve core attention skills in children with developmental disability.

“Although there is a deeper understanding of the vital role attention plays in shaping the broader cognitive landscape, rarely is this new knowledge applied to enhance problems in attention and learning.  The current program does just that, by taking a striking deficit namely inattention and attempting to reduce these difficulties via theoretically driven training activities,” she said.

The new gaming technology developed by Professor Cornish and her team was shown to be effective in promoting improvements in selective attention skills as well as numeracy abilities.  These promising findings have resulted in the program being commercialised by a spinoff company, Tali Health, in an effort to raise the funding needed to extend the trials longitudinally and to more children, according to lead researcher Professor Cornish.

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Friday, August 7th, 2015

Monash University’s energy technology miniaturisation

The prospects of your smartphone not needing a recharge before the day’s end are one step closer following recently published research from Monash University on supercapacitor miniaturisation.

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Associate Professor Mainak Majumder (Photo credit: Monash University)

The collaboration between Monash’s Nanoscale Engineering Laboratory and their industry partner, Ionic Industries, addresses several important performance limitations of current batteries. The miniaturisation of supercapacitors will enable devices to hold much more energy in the same or lesser volume, have higher peak power, be fully recharged in minutes and last much longer than current battery technologies.

The market for supercapacitors (estimated at US$5bn with 20 per cent growth per annum) is predominantly in consumer electronics but with increasing applications in transport, construction, medicine, food, defence and other sectors meaning that this groundbreaking research has the potential to transform markets across a broad range of applications.

Associate Professor Mainak Majumder of Monash University’s Nanoscale Science and Engineering Laboratory linked the research to Moore’s law:

“Fifty years ago, Moore wrote that every two years transistor density in circuits would double. Today we see a world ever more reliant on electronics shrinking in size and increasing in power.

“Traditionally, supercapacitor efficiency was limited by the large distance ions have to travel between sheets of porous carbon. By using microtechnology we have placed the positive and negative electrodes in one plane separated by a much smaller distance. Here we have shown that when the size of the electrodes becomes smaller, the amount of energy and power these supercapacitors can deliver per unit volume becomes exceedingly large,” Professor Majumder said.

Dr Parama Chakraborty-Banerjee, the lead electrochemist behind the studies said, “The unprecedented performance of these micro-supercapacitors has strengthened our theoretical understanding and comprehensively proved that miniaturisation of supercapacitors whereby edge effects are maximised represents the most promising evolution of this technology.”

Mr. Derrek Lobo, the graduate student who fabricated the devices added, “We are able to fabricate supercapacitors smaller than the diameter of human hair, with exceptionally high energy and power densities. We undertook relentless experiments for over two years in the face of doubts raised by established groups.”

The Monash research, published in Advanced Energy Materials (Impact Factor 16), was made possible by an ARC Linkage grant allowing Monash to work with Ionic Industries in paving the way for Australian ‘smart manufacturing’ and intellectual property utilising graphene—hailed as a “wonder material” with extraordinary properties. Ionic Industries is a spin-off from Strategic Energy Resources (ASX: SER).

“This vindicates our decision to back Monash on this exciting research and our confidence that the research will have real-world commercial applications,” said Ionic Industries CEO Mark Muzzin. “We are now planning to accelerate our efforts to produce prototype devices for demonstrating this technology.”

About the Monash Nanoscale Engineering Laboratory

The laboratory is dedicated to the science and technology at the nanoscale, and invoke the principles of materials chemistry, electrochemistry, colloidal science, micro- and nano-fabrication to develop innovative solutions to some of the problems facing the humanity. More specifically, they are interested in rational design and engineering of materials at the nanoscale—often borrowing from highly evolved functioning biological structures—to impact technologies involved in fluidics, solar energy conversion, water purification, and drug-delivery. At the same time, the lab seeks to understand fundamental issues related to molecular transport phenomena in the confines of nanoscale or during the assembly of nanomaterials into useful structures, typically at the macroscale.

The aim of this laboratory is to train scientists with a wide-array of skill-sets as well as infuse critical thinking so that they can tackle fundamental scientific and technological problems which transcend the traditional boundaries of disciplines.
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Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Monash high-tech lab opens up the senses

A new-concept hub designed to tackle the research challenges of the internet age will open at Monash University today.

Connecting information technology and engineering to creative and business expertise, sensiLab will hothouse researchers from the faculties of Information TechnologyEngineering, Art, Design & Architecture (MADA) and the Monash Business School.

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Professor Jon McCormack (far right) and a group of sensiLab researchers and students interact with the Nao humaniod robot.

The Hon Adem Somyurek, Victorian State Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade will open the new lab based at the university’s Caulfield campus.

Director of sensiLab Professor Jon McCormack said seniLab welcomed researchers from any discipline to initiate disruptive change, rather than simply react to it.

“The immediate, connected and open nature of the internet means that ideas propagate more quickly and more broadly than ever before,” Professor McCormack said.

“New knowledge is being generated faster than any time in human history. Universities must acknowledge that many traditional avenues of research have been bypassed by technology and the accelerated cultural change that it drives.”

From media to manufacturing, disruptive technology continues to challenge long-established businesses and institutions, even the nature of work itself.

“Australia must embrace these changes by adapting its research culture over the next decade,” Professor McCormack said.

“It’s here that sensiLab aims to drive creativity and innovation in IT by connecting designers, artists, engineers, computing experts and business entrepreneurs to create the technological breakthroughs necessary for a successful economy.”

Packed with all kinds of new technologies from humanoid robots to 3D printers, sensiLab’s concept is based on creative innovation through knowledge sharing, exemplified by emerging innovation spaces such as hacklabs and makerspaces.

The lab’s focus is the intersection of new developments in visualisation, interaction and digital fabrication and its name refers to the idea of engaging all the senses.

“We want to bring a sense of empathy and play to the design and application of technology to build really engaging experiences,” Professor McCormack said.

“With sensiLab we have the ability to rapidly prototype the technology of the future, from wearables, Internet of Things and machine-to-machine technologies to new virtual reality systems and haptic devices.”

The opening will also showcase collaborative projects from another Monash Faculty of Information Technology initiative, Immersive Analytics. This explores how next-generation interaction and display technologies available at sensiLab as well as the large CAVE2 immersive visualisation environment and other visualisation and interaction technique located at the university’s Clayton campus can be used to support analytical reasoning and decision-making. The aim is to provide truly multi-sensory interfaces that support collaboration and allow users to immerse themselves in their data and designs.

sensiLab will build productive connections between researchers across disciplines and will also seek to engage Monash University’s best research students—the next generation of research entrepreneurs. With its ability to work beyond traditional boundaries and conventional methodologies, the lab will become an attractive investment for industry and business looking to bring creativity and technological innovation to their business.

Some of the projects on display at the lab’s opening include

  • a new haptic ring that allows blind and vision-impaired people to feel graphics and diagrams on mobile devices such as phones and tablets;
  • ‘ContextUWall,’ a collaborative interactive display system that connects touch tables, tablets and high resolution display systems such as Monash’s CAVE2 environment to allow researchers to collaboratively explore complex data;
  • interactive virtual reality displays that recreate the ancient metropolis of Angkor Wat in Cambodia;
  • audio-enhanced 3D maps that allow people with a vision impairment to navigate in public spaces;
  • simple haptic techniques for low-cost virtual reality such as the Oculus Rift that add to the sense of presence by mirroring physical and virtual objects in space;
  • an interactive sandpit that brings a new virtual dimension to playing with sand.

sensiLab will be launched today, Wednesday, May 13 on Level 6, Building H at Monash University’s Caulfield campus.

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Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Machine Learning Bootcamp at Monash University

Machine Learning Bootcamp, a training course in Machine Learning funded by the Monash Warwick Alliance, is calling for participants from Monash University and the University of Warwick.

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Study computer science and IT at Monash University

Machine Learning (ML), a cutting-edge discipline in computer science, teaches computers to act without them being explicitly programmed and has wide-ranging applications.

The five-day program to be held at Monash University in August 2015 will include a combination of workshops, lectures and an intensive team-based competition on real data to help implement the theory in practice.

Students unable to attend the workshops in Melbourne will be able to attend training days remotely from Warwick.

Created by students for students, the bootcamp is open to postgraduate and undergraduate research students from both universities who have intermediate programming skills and aims to equip participants with practical Machine Learning knowledge and skills.

ML Bootcamp organisers, PhD students Shenjun Zhong and Parthan Kasarapu of Monash University , along with Freeha Azmat and Torgyn Shaikhina of the University of Warwick, are from different disciplines but cite the Monash Warwick Alliance for bringing them together.

“We saw the Monash Warwick platform as an outstanding opportunity to organise an event that connects students from two leading universities located on two different continents,” Freeha said.

The team shares a passion for Machine Learning, which they believe has vast potential to transform how information is analysed in a range of domains.

“We hope the ML Bootcamp will empower every participant with the knowledge of modern data technology and the confidence to apply Machine Learning for the advancement of their research,” Torgyn said.

They also see the ML Bootcamp as an opportunity for participants to enrich their research, to collaborate and create career long networks.

“We envisioned Machine Learning Bootcamp as a platform for international and interdisciplinary collaboration, where student researchers can cultivate their teamwork and develop a new outlook to continuous learning,” Shenjun said.

“It will provide a platform that nurtures the minds of young researchers and encourages collaborative work,” Parthan said.

Monash University Faculty of Information Technology

Monash University is the only Go8 university with a dedicated IT faculty. Monash is ranked as one of the top 50 universities in the world by the 2013 QS World University Rankings for Computer Science and Information Systems, which means Monash IT graduates hit the global marketplace with a globally recognized degree.

There is huge global demand for skilled IT industry professionals across Australia and overseas. Monash IT  courses cover all areas of IT – particularly technical computing, business computing and multimedia – and Monash graduates work in

  • software engineering
  • applications development
  • systems analysis
  • computer programming
  • systems design
  • engineering and business analysis.

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Monday, January 19th, 2015

Monash Snapchat-style teacher-to-student feedback gets thumbs up

Using video recordings and maybe even temporary social media apps like Snapchat to give students video feedback on assignments could be more meaningful for learning than the age-old practice of teachers scribbling comments with a red pen, according to new research.

Students valued video feedback over written comments said Monash University information communication technologies experts Dr Michael Henderson and Dr Michael Phillips from the Monash Faculty of Education. The research evolved from using short five-minute videos with 126 of their own undergraduate and postgraduate students in three separate trials.

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Monash Snapchat-style teacher-to-student feedback gets thumbs up

Dr Henderson said that using intuition based on the classroom experience, the researchers wanted to take a closer look at a disconnect in the literature on student feedback.

“Almost everyone agrees student feedback is inseparable from the learning process—and some even say high quality feedback is the most powerful single influence on student achievement—yet the same literature points out that many students do not value the feedback comments but simply skip to the grade,” Dr Henderson said.

Dr Phillips said some students didn’t even bother to collect their work once it had been assessed, preferring to receive their grades by notification.

“Even if students read the feedback, some researchers have argued that they do little with it, resulting in lecturers complaining that the many hours spent in providing feedback feels like wasted effort,” Dr Phillips said.

“Basically, we wanted to find a something better than the established comments-in-the-margin with a red biro scenario.”

The research provided a “striking outcome” with a clear indication that students not only found the webcam-created videos easier to understand, but they also felt a closer connection with their teachers (from 25 per cent in the first trial to 91.7 per cent in the third).

“In our courses, video feedback was provided for the final assignment usually worth fifty to sixte per cent of the semester’s grade,” the Monash University researchers said.

“The students had already received detailed written feedback on their first assignment. The videos were generally recorded immediately after the assignment was read and while notes were made on the assignment as prompts no ‘script’ was written. The proximity of the recording to when the assignment was read, meant the comments were specific, the advice relevant and the language had a sense of immediacy.

“This also meant that our time was not wasted making copious notes to recall the specific details of individual assignments. We rarely re-recorded and never edited videos as this would make the process too time consuming and ultimately unsustainable for larger or multiple classes. The recorded videos along with the grades were then uploaded to the grade book in the online student learning platform.”

The researchers said more research was needed in this area as the use of video for assessment feedback had received little consideration in the research literature to date.

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Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Monash Computer Systems Engineering duo win international accolade for wearable computer

Monash University researchers have scooped an award at an international symposium on wearable computers.

A Monash PhD student Titus Tang and his supervisor Dr Wai Ho Li, from Monash Vision Group and the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering won the Best Paper Award at the 18th International Symposium on Wearable Computers in Seattle, a major conference for specialists in the field.

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Titus presented the research on the EyeWear prototype which assists vision impaired users by translating 3D visual information into 3D audio cues, to more than 700 delegates.

After the win, Titus was invited to visit Microsoft’s research campus in Seattle as well as a Ubiquitous Computing Research Lab at the University of Washington sponsored by Belkin and other industry partners.

Titus said giving the presentation was a nerve-wracking experience because it was the first time he showcased the work to fellow researchers working in the field of wearable computers.

“We knew our paper had been nominated for an award before the conference and we were also told that the best paper award would be judged not just by the paper itself, but also by the quality of the podium presentation. This certainly added to the pressure I felt on the day,” Titus said.

“But it feels great that our work is being recognised by the research community. The award has certainly boosted confidence in my own research.”

The assistive system, which Computer Systems Engineering student Titus developed over the last three years with the help of his supervisor Dr Li, uses a wearable 3D camera and fast computer vision to detect objects in the environment. The 3D location of detected objects is then conveyed to the user in real time using 3D audio much like virtual objects in video games.

Whereas previous electronic aids have been used for navigational tasks, the Monash system is the first to detect and sonify nearby objects. In tests, the aid provided volunteers who were blindfolded, with enough accuracy to reach out and grasp an object by hand.

Titus’ supervisor Dr Wai Ho Li said that there was tough competition for the award.

“Just getting the research accepted was no mean feat as the symposium only accepts ten per cent of submissions as full papers. Despite the tough competition, the research won the best paper award,” Dr Li said.

“The fact that we won speaks volumes about the quality of the work. Titus did a great job presenting our work to some of the world’s leading experts on wearable computers, including researchers from Google and Microsoft. In an ocean of research focused on mobile devices with visual touchscreens, our work on an accessible audio-only interface stood out amongst the crowd.”

The assistive system was designed after discussions with Vision Australia and vision-impaired people, which revealed that traditional aids like the white cane and guide dogs have limitations—one of which is finding an object without touching it. The Monash University system is a first step in addressing these deficiencies, with user trials on vision-impaired volunteers currently underway.

Titus said the work was challenging because it was dependent on volunteers to assist with the trials.

“I have personally collected about 1,500 data points from my user trials. Each trial is labour intensive and it is a challenge to recruit volunteers and then getting everybody’s schedule right,” he said.

“But what’s significant is that all the volunteers I have worked with have been extremely helpful and enthusiastic about the project.”

The research was carried out within Monash Vision Group, who are developing a bionic eye that interfaces directly with the human brain. The knowledge gained about 3D sensors, wearable computers, computer vision and 3D audio has the potential to greatly improve the efficacy of the Monash Vision Group device and other visual prostheses.

Monash University Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (ECSE) is an extremely diverse department specialising in telecommunications, RFID, biomedical engineering, robotics, sensing, vision, systems-on-a-chip and smart energy systems. These applications are based on fundamental research in electronics, photonics, signal processing, communications theory, artificial intelligence, real-time software, optimization, electromagnetics and numerical modeling.

The ECSE program at Monash University equips students with the skills necessary to succeed in this rapidly changing industry, with graduates going on to make an impact in many areas. The department is at the centre of ECSE research, with Monash researchers working on innovative projects including bionic vision, augmented reality, medical diagnostics, optical communications, wireless communications, sensor systems and high-voltage engineering. This research is creating and supporting high-tech industry.

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Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Monash students’ new app keeps commuters OnTrack

OnTrack, a unique mobile application that allows users to see the location of their next train, how full each carriage is, and current information about their service, has secured Monash University students as the 2014 Telstra M2M University Challenge winners.

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OnTrack keeps tabs on the Melbourne train station

Telstra’s challenge was to come up with an idea that was not only innovative and could change people’s lives, but also commercially viable, sustainable and marketable. The challenge saw 21 teams from across 17 universities display their most innovative solutions.

Team Captain, Ami Pasricha who is currently studying electrical and computer systems engineering said the challenge was a fantastic opportunity for different faculties to come together and work collaboratively on a project.

Monash has many faculties that have a direct connection to the different facets of machine to machine technology, all with a unique perspective to contribute to the design and entrepreneurial challenge Telstra set,” Ami said.

Weight-sensing modules and GPS receivers in the carriages send data to a server, where the app requires its information.

“The idea was quite logical as nothing is more frustrating than issues with public transport, and as public transport users ourselves, we have experienced such difficulties. The Telstra M2M University Challenge provided us with the perfect opportunity to develop an app that could really change the way people commute,” Ami said.

The Monash University app was designed through collaborations by the Faculty of Information Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash Art, Design & Architecture (MADA), and the Faculty of Science.

The app not only assists customers, but also aids public transport authorities by providing them with up-to-date data, which can be analysed and used in order to develop more efficient timetabling.

Professor Michael Vitale, from the Monash School of Information Technology, who helped to start the group off, said the students quickly found their feet and delivered a fantastic finished product.

“The students have developed an application that can be used by commuters every day. We can now see where our train is, how full it is, and potentially decide on a different route. The app will change the way we use public transport,” Professor Vitale said.

“Importantly, that app also leads to a reduction in the use of private vehicles due to the possibility of providing a better quality service, leading to the reduction of pollution and CO2 emissions.”

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Monash IT holds boot camp for young gamers

The Monash Faculty of Information Technology recently launched its popular annual Computer Games Boot Camp (CGBC) at the university’s campus.

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Years 9-12 and TAFE (technical and further education) students had the opportunity to discover everything there is to know about computer games, over the seven-day period. The camp broadcast live for a global audience via the internet.

Deputy Dean of the Monash Faculty of Information Technology Professor Maria Garcia de la Banda said the camp is a fantastic opportunity for young students.

“They can participate in workshops and hear from designers and game developers from around the world. It is a great chance to learn more about the industry for those thinking of pursuing study in IT,” Professor Garcia de la Banda said.

The CGBC is a hands-on, interactive, industry engagement event, which has been running since 2009. The event has evolved and diversified into far more than just games, now providing presentations, workshops, industry showcases, and course information on careers and pathways.

This event is ideal for those wanting to learn more about how games are designed and built, or have interests in other areas of multimedia and information and communications technology.

Monash University Faculty of Information Technology

Monash University is the only Go8 university with a dedicated IT faculty. Monash is ranked as one of the top 50 universities in the world by the 2013 QS World University Rankings for Computer Science and Information Systems, which means Monash IT graduates hit the global marketplace with a globally recognized degree.

Apply to Monash University IT School!

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Want to learn more about Monash University and the Faculty of Information Technology? Email OzTREKK’s Australian Information Technology Schools Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com, or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355. Find out how you can study in Australia!