Meet CECS Student Services

For coursework students

The Student Services and Experience Team (SSET) is your one-stop shop for all student-related matters. Our office provides support throughout the life of your degree, including:

  • enrolments and course advice
  • student consultations and drop-in sessions
  • student mobility (e.g. exchange, study abroad, short study tours and cross-instiutional study)
  • academic progress
  • and student support and pastoral care. 
  • Drop-ins and consultations
  • Project courses

Team: Natalie, Megan, Lyndsey, Fiona, Savannah



For research students

The Higher Degree Research (HDR) team provides administrative advice and support, as well as general pastoral care to students undertaking a Research degree in CECS. The team's key responsibilities fall into six broad categories:

  • HDR Admissions
  • HDR Scholarships
  • HDR Candidature Administration
  • HDR Examinations
  • HDR Welfare and Support
  • and Supervisory Panel support. 

Team: Erin, Tony, Kathryn



For academic staff

The Academic Education Services team provides our academic colleagues with expert guideance and support in the administration of CECS coursework progams and courses. Our portfolio includes (but is not limited to):

  • governance/curriculum management
  • student misconduct/ and appeals
  • admissions
  • scholarships
  • course scheduling and timetabling
  • examinations and course result processing. 

Team: Dartha, Nimali, Jane, Sandra


Student Employability team

We support CECS students to build the professional skills, knowledge and experience to become job ready and to make the successful transition from study to employment. We do this through providing the following services:

  • individual consultations
  • access to work experience, internship and graduate job opportunities
  • workshops and professional development sessions
  • industry networking and career events

Job opportunities and events for CECS students are listed on the Current active opportunities page.

For advice on finding work experience, internships and other job opportunities or on how to make yourself more employable you can email us at


Consultation with SSET (Coursework students) 

For all current student enquiries, you can reach the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) Student Services, Employability and Experience team via email at

You can drop in to our virtual front counter between 3-4pm (AEST) on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 

Or visit us at our in-person front counter on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday between 10am–4pm (AEST)

  • In-person front counter: CSIT Building #108 – Level 2 South Wing 

Both our physical and virtual front counter consultations are generally 5-10 minutes long. However, we do recognise that there are some circumstances (e.g. complex or sensitive enquiries, complaints, study-plan/degree checking, etc.) that require a longer consultation with an advisor. If you have a complicated question that you'd like to discuss with one of our advisors, please book an appointment. 

CECS Student Advisor Appointments Booking System: 


Zoom etiquette

Please treat your Zoom Consultation in the same manner you would a face-to-face consultation. If possible please find a distraction-free, quiet environment. Most devices have a web camera, so please turn the video on. The Zoom Web Portal has a function to change your background image, so this may alleviate any privacy concerns you have

What do I need?

  • As mentioned - a computer or phone with a camera, microphone and reliable internet connection. (Remember to treat this online consultation as you would a face-to-face meeting) 

  • A quiet space for the duration of your meeting 

  • Professionalism: have your questions ready so you can make the most of your time with us. Research your options beforehand and seek clarification where needed. Be courteous.

  • Realistic expectations - if there are lots of students seeking advice in our waiting room, you may need to wait a few minutes until one of our team will be available to take your call.

  • Extensive queries - We are happy to talk to you for as long it you need us, but there are limits (and there may be other students in the waiting room). Another example is if you have a study plan you want to discuss. Zoom has a function to 'share your screen' so having a study plan prepared in a Word or Excel document on your device will help us to advise you accurately. To our best ability, we will talk you through it – but if there is anything that requires further investigation or clarification, we may need to take down your details and get back to you at an appropriate time.

Your cooperation and consideration for your fellow students and the CECS Student Services team provides a fair system for everyone.   

Thank you in advance! We appreciate this is a new environment and we are all adapting in the best way that we can.

Natalie, Megan, Lyndsey, Morgan, Fiona and Savannah

Program Convener profiles

Below are the details of the current CECS Program Conveners


Program Convener

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Associate Professor Xiangyun (Sean) Zhou
Bachelor of Engineering (Research & Development) Professor Daniel Macdonald

Bachelor of Advanced Computing and

Bachelor of Advanced Computing (Research & Development)

Associate Professor Peter Hoefner
Bachelor of Software Engineering Associate Professor Zhenchang Xing
Bachelor of Information Technology Associate Professor Hanna Suominen

Master of Computing and

Master of Computing (Advanced)

Dr Priscilla Kan John and
Associate Professor Peter Strazdins

Master of Engineering (all Specialisations)

Associate Professor Yuerui (Larry) Lu

Bachelor of Applied Data Analytics and

Graduate Certificate of Applied Data Analytics and

Master of Applied Data Analytics

Professor Kerry Taylor

Graduate Certificate of Machine Learning and Computer Vision and

Master of Machine Learning and Computer Vision

Dr Miaomiao Liu

Graduate Certificate of Data Engineering

Dr Qing Wang

Graduate Certificate of Systems Engineering

Professor Christopher Kellett


Updated:  1 June 2019/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing