The ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science consists of the Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering and the Research School of Computer Science. The College is led by the College Dean who is in turn advised by the College Executive committee which is established under the ANU College Governance rules (legislation).

College Committees

College Executive Committee

The Executive Committee meets monthly and provides advice to the Dean on the strategic direction of the College, as well as updates on individual portfolios, for example Education and Research.

College Forum

Established by Rule 4 of the ANU College Governance rules, the College Forum is held once in each semester. The Forum provides an opportunity for the Dean and members of the College Executive committee to report on operational matters to the wider College.


Specialist Committees

Rule 8 directs the Dean to “after taking advice from the College Executive Committee, establish specialist committees, as sub-committees of the College Executive Committee, to advise the College Executive Committee or College Dean on matters relating to education and research.”

Education Committee

The Education Committee provides advice to the Executive Committee on strategic planning for improvements in education.

Research Committee

The Education Committee provides advice to the Executive Committee on strategic planning for improvements in research.

Web Management Committee

The Web Management Committee will be the authoritative body for all decisions made in relation to the College’s website governance and administration in-line with University policy.

WHS Committee

The University has recently approved a revised governance structure for Work Health and Safety committees to create a more extensive Governance Structure that meets the requirements of best practise, self-insurance and legislation. There will be 15 high level WHS committees and 4 Advisory Groups to represent all the workers across all colleges, research schools, and divisions of the University.
The College executive has recently approved the formation of a CECS WHS Committee as per the University’s structure followed by two WHS sub-committees for each of the research schools.

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The College Diversity and Inclusion Committee has been established to support the College in meeting its commitment to fostering inclusive access to education, promoting staff diversity, and creating an inclusive and safe work environment where all staff and students are treated with respect.

Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Terms of Reference


Working Groups & Other

International Relationships Group

The International Relationships Group plays a vital role in in the future of the College by seeking out new beneficial partnerships with strategically important international Universities. The IRC will also be responsible for the maintenance of existing partnerships.

Precinct Planning Group

The Precinct Planning Group (PPG) is charged with leading the development and ongoing evolution of the CECS by 2020 Precinct Master Plan.

HDR Working Group

The HDR Working Group is chaired by the Associate Dean (HDR) and deals with operational issues concerning Higher Degree Research students.


School Committees

Several committees exist at the Research School level.

Industry Advisory Boards

The Industry Advisory Boards (IAB) for each of the two Research Schools are expected to provide strategic- level advice on all aspects related to their core activities, as well as promoting industrial outreach of the Schools into the wider community.

Curriculum Development Committees

Each School-level Curriculum Development Committee is responsible for development, review, scrutiny and innovation of the corresponding Bachelor and Master programs at the curriculum level.

WHS Committees

A WHS Sub-Committee exists for the Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering, with a second Sub-Committee covering both the Research School of Computer Science and the Professional Services Group.

Updated:  1 June 2019/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing