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Workplace Mentors Semester 1, 2021

Students in the CPEE Master of Pavement Technology Program and the joint University of Tasmania/CPEE Bachelor of Engineering Technology(Professional Honours) Programs work with an industry mentor, usually for their current workplace, in their program’s capstone unit. The research unit provides an opportunity for the practical application and integration of the student’s academic study with their professional skills while further developing their research skills. Working directly with an experienced mentor in this unit contributes to our graduates possessing the theoretical and practical skills that are directly relevant to today’s workplace.

We would like to acknowledge and thank the Semester 1, 2021 mentors who have contributed greatly to the success of our students:

  • Svetla Petkova: Engineering Director, Swan Hill Rural City Council
  • Scott Barber, Director Operations & Major Projects, Murray River Council
  • Mahbub Hossain, Coordinator, Assets Services Section, Campbelltown City Council
  • Michael Matheson, Lead Pavement Verifier, AECOM Australia Pty Ltd
  • Michael Haydon, Principal Technical Engineer, WSP Ltd, New Zealand
  • Paul Foley, Principal Engineer Geotechnical and Pavements, WML Consultants
  • Damian Mulcahy, Pavement and Geotechnical Manager, South Transport for New South Wales

Throughout the semester, these workplace mentors have been crucial in providing feedback and guidance to students through sharing their expertise and experience, as well as assisting the CPEE Unit Chair in grading the final theses and reports submitted by students. Feedback from both mentors and students alike has shown this to be a valuable learning experience that rounds off their academic program.

CPEE would like to acknowledge the gracious and generous contribution these mentors have made and thank them for assisting our students with their research projects.

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