The Centre for Pavement Engineering Education Inc. (CPEE) is an accredited private provider of higher education that specialises in courses servicing the road and pavement sector. With programs ranging from intensive one day short courses through to postgraduate Masters level awards, CPEE aims to meet the needs of someone new to the industry as well as the established practicing professional.
CPEE's strong links to University and industry partners provide courses that are a unique mix of academic learning combined with real world practical experience.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Murray Erbs to the Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE) Academic Board, which further enhances the standing of the Board.
Murray has over 40 years work experience including 30 years working in local government in a range of rural, regional and urban councils in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. The last 22 years before retiring early in 2017 was as the Senior Engineer in his employing council.
The Federal budget’s injection of $24.5 billion dollars in additional funding for major roads and rail infrastructure as part of its planned $75 billion nation-building infrastructure plan will put a big strain on the supply of experienced and qualified engineers.
The Centre for Pavement Education (CPEE) understands the importance of mentoring for student development when a supportive mentor shares their expertise, provides valuable feedback, and helps to answer technical questions. One of the final units that CPEE students undertake in their higher education program is a capstone unit involving a project relevant to their work with a formal mentor – student link. In this unit, workplace mentors play an important role by keeping in contact with students throughout the semester and using their skills, experience and knowledge to provide valuable feedback and guidance. Workplace mentors also assist the CPEE Unit Chair to grade the final reports produced by students.
Specialist knowledge requires ongoing professional development to keep up with the latest trends and developments in the sector. CPEE's suite of Short Courses and online award programs offer the ability to increase the capabilities of staff and maintain up-to-date technical skills as they progress throught their engineering career.