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: Paul, Dartha, Nimali, Jane, Sandra, Jeanette


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

For advice on finding work experience, internships and other job opportunities or on how to make yourself more employable you can make an appointment through the following online booking site, or email us at Please note the online booking site will only display available appointments within a 14 days period. If you cannot locate any appointments at the time you check on the booking system, please check for appointments on the system again at a later date. All individual employability consultation appointments are currently via Zoom and on Wednesdays.

Also, keep an eye out on the Current Active Opportunities listing for the latest jobs and career opportunities.

Team: Janelle, Myo and David


Consultation with SSET (Coursework Students) 

Drop-ins and appointments **COVID-19 update**

Until further notice, the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science Student Administration Services counter is closed and the team has moved to working remotely along with the rest of the University.

Please be assured that our staff are still working Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm and we will continue to support our students and colleagues via online support and email;

Virtual Front Counter (Zoom)

CECS Student Services and Experience staff have replaced face-to-face appointments with a Virtual Front Counter. Please see below details; 

Available days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday @ 10am – 1pm (AEST) (Closed on Wednesdays)

You can drop in to our virtual front counter on Zoom. Meeting ID: 969 8132 6893 Password: 177327 

Our 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 complex enquiry you'd like to discuss with one of our advisers, please contact and we will work with you to schedule a longer consultation

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 is; research your options before contacting us 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; (as mentioned above there may be other students in the waiting room). Another example is if you have a 'studyplan' you want to discuss. Zoom has a function to 'share your screen' so having a stuyplan 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 contact you back 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 Convenor profiles

Below are the details of the current CECS Program Convenors


Program Convenor

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)and

Master of Machine Learning and Computer Vision

Associate Professor Kylie Cathpole
Bachelor of Engineering (Research & Development) Professor Matt James

Bachelor of Advanced Computing and

Bachelor of Advanced Computing (Research & Development)

Associate Professor Peter Hoefner
Bachelor of Software Engineering Dr Zhenchang Xing
Bachelor of Information Technology Professor Tom Gedeon

Master of Computing and

Master of Computing (Advanced)

Associate Professor Peter Strazdins and Dr Ramesh Sankaranarayana

Master of Engineering (all Specialisations)

Associate Professor Yuerui (Larry) Lu

Bachelor of Applied Data Analytics and

Matser of Applied Data Analytics

Dr Kerry Taylor


Support and wellbeing for students

Support services available to ANU students

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