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Expression of Interest - Facilitators


Engineering student concentrating on workUWA has an international reputation for producing engineering graduates who are creative, highly qualified and well-equipped to change the world.

The beginning of 2012 saw the commencement of New Courses at UWA, with the introduction of the three-year undergraduate degree combined with a two-year Master of Professional Engineering.

The Engineering Science major provides students with fundamental engineering knowledge and develops their scientific, communication and problem solving skills through a combination of theoretical foundations and practical, hands-on courses and industry projects.

The design of the New Courses demonstrates the Faculty’s commitment to project-based learning opportunities. In the Engineering Science major, for example, the four cross-disciplinary, integrated units which build the degree’s foundation all have substantial project components. These projects will afford a greater opportunity for students to develop problem solving and teamwork skills, along with their understanding of technical fundamentals.

The four foundation units are:


In 2015, the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences is seeking facilitators for its foundation units. The role of the facilitator is to work with a group of up to 30 students in our interactive information and workshop sessions.

Facilitators could be professional engineers currently working in industry, semi-retired or engineers returning from a career break, postgraduate students in engineering, science or humanities who are interested in enhancing the student experience of ‘thinking like an engineer’ whilst developing skills in learning and creative problem solving and knowledge in engineering fundamentals.


The commitment per week varies depending on the unit but maximum engagement is 8 hours per week.


Generally, each unit has a two hour information session and a two hour workshop each week. Facilitators will require discipline specific knowledge/background relevant to the unit they are interested in applying for.


  • Paid at an hourly casual teaching rate in accordance with ORAA salary rates
  • Paid training workshop
  • Support throughout the semester at weekly unit meetings

Important Dates

  • Semester 1 - 23rd February to 29th May (Non-teaching week 6th to 10th April)
    Facilitator training 16th February (Proposed dates. To be confirmed)
  • Semester 2 - 27th July to 30th October (Non-teaching week 28th September to 2nd October) 
    Facilitator training dates to be confirmed.


If you are:

  • Dedicated to student learning
  • A good communicator and listener
  • Willing to learn how to facilitate rather than teach
  • Able to commit to a full semester

then we would like to hear from you! To apply or for further information, please email a short CV and a statement of why you are interested in facilitating to claire.walker@uwa.edu.au.