The Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

The University of Queensland fosters and acknowledges excellence in its learning and teaching environment by recognising and rewarding its academic and general staff through annual award programs.

There are a number of awards and grants available to staff for recognition and promotion of excellence in teaching and learning. These awards and grants play an important role in supporting innovation in teaching practice, as well as rewarding best practice.

EAIT Teaching and Learning Awards

The Faculty Teaching and Learning Awards recognise and reward individuals or small teams for their Teaching and Learning Excellence and/or making a significant contribution to Excellence in Student Learning.

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UQ Excellence in Teaching and Learning Awards

UQ Excellence in Teaching and Learning awards recognise and reward individuals, teams and support programs and services which make a significant contribution to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching at the University. 

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The Australian Awards for University Teaching

The Australian Awards for University Teaching are designed to recognise quality teaching practice and outstanding contributions to student learning.

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Award Winners

2016

Australian Awards for University Teaching

  • Dr Saiied Aminossadati
    Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
    For creating enhanced learning environments that engage engineering students in meaningful tasks which emphasise the link between education, research and industry.

UQ Excellence Awards:

  • Dr Vincent Wheatley, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
    Award for Teaching Excellence

EAIT Teaching & Learning Excellence Award

EAIT Citation for Excellence in Student Learning

  • Dr Zhongwei Chen, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering.  For the assurance of professional readiness of mining engineering graduates through an intended industry-focused curriculum
  • Dr Christopher Leonardi, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering.  For enhancing student classroom learning of mining systems through the integration of national expertise, industry best practice and virtual reality.
  • Dr Simon Smart, School of Chemical Engineering.  For enhancing student learning through the development of collaborative project-based curricula, which exposes students to industry and simulated open-ended energy problems.
  • Ms Emma Thompson Brewster, School of Chemical Engineering/AWMC.  For outstanding early career contribution in a major teaching role for an enhanced student experience
  • CFD for Fun and Profit Team (Dr Ingo Jahn, Dr Rowan Gollan, A/Prof Peter Jacob), School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering.  For enhancing the student experience through the development of engaging curricula, which encourages active learning.

2015

Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards:

  • Dr Paul Pounds, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
  • Dr Anand Veeraragavan, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
  • CHEE2001 Team, School of Chemical Engineering - Dr Steven Pratt, Dr Paul Jensen, Ms Beverly Coulter, Dr Linda Kotta, Ms Elena Likosova
  • The ENGG1100 Mining Project Team - School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering - Dr Saiied Aminossadati, Dr Micah Nehring, Mr Edward Hay, Dr Warren Seib, A/Prof Mehmet Kizil

UQ Excellence Awards:

  • Dr Greg Birkett, School of Chemical Engineering
    Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Dr Saiied AminossadatiSchool of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
    Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

Read the Awards for Teaching Excellence 2015 news article.

2014

Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards:

  • Kelly Greenop, School of Architecture
  • Surya Singh, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
  • Graeme Smith, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Read the 2014 Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards news article.

UQ Excellence Awards:

  • Civil Engineering Technical Team, School of Civil Engineering
    Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (COCSL Commendation)

2013

Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards:

  • Dr Chandima Ekanayake, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
  • Dr Joel Fenwick, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
  • Professor Peter Knights, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
  • Dr Mithulan Nadarajah, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
  • Dr Philip Terrill, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Read the 2013 Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards news article.

2012

Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards:

  • Dr Mohamed Sharaf, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
  • Dr Vince Wheatley, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering

UQ Excellence Awards:

  • Associate Professor Shazia Sadiq, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
    Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Associate Professor Tom Baldock, School of Civil Engineering
    Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

2011

UQ Excellence Awards:

  • Professor Arne Dahle, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
    Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Professor Peter Dux, School of Civil Engineering
    Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

Australian Awards for University Teaching:

  • Associate Professor Lydia Kavanagh, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
    Award for Teaching Excellence (Physical Sciences and Related Studies)
  • Dr Liza O’Moore, School of Civil Engineering
    Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

2010

Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards:

  • Associate Professor Damien Batstone, The Advanced Water Management Centre
  • Associate Professor Tom Baldock, School of Civil Engineering
  • Dr Mathew Cleary, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering

UQ Excellence Awards:

  • Dr Liza O'Moore, School of Civil Engineering
    Award for Teaching Excellence

Australian Awards for University Teaching:

  • Dr Mehmet Kizil / MEA, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
    Educational Partnerships and Collaborations with Other Organisations
  • Professor John Simmons, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
    Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning