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Craftsman : Craftsman 2012
RAEME CRAFTSMAN 2012 13 Innovative training to combat system engineering shortages Reports in recent years suggest the demand for systems engineers is soaring worldwide. According to Mr Niall Fay, Training and Operations Manager at the Defence Systems Innovation Centre (DSIC), opportunities for skilled systems engineers are multiplying with the application of new technologies. “Not only is there increasing demand in the defence sector but as systems technologies become integrated into a broad range of services from medical records right through to supply chain management, the creative and technical skills of systems engineers are becoming highly sought-after,” Mr Fay says. Headquartered in South Australia, DSIC is delivering advanced engineering solutions to the Australian Department of Defence and the defence industry. An unincorporated Joint Venture between the University of South Australia, the University of Adelaide and the University of New South Wales (ADFA), the centre offers a range of innovative short courses to help those already working in the industry upskill. Taught by leading defence systems experts, the individual and enterprise-based defence specialised training is taking place in locations across Australia in the coming months. Previously run under National ICT Australia, this year the courses are facilitated by DSIC; which is providing an extensive short course training program, including Introduction to Satellite Communications, Cost Estimation and Systems Engineering Practice. “These courses are an exciting opportunity to learn from and contribute to the innovative work DSIC is engaged in. Of particular interest are the courses which will be instructed by Dr Ricardo Valerdi, a UniSA international guest from the University of Arizona,” Mr Fay says. “Dr Valerdi is world renowned for the work he has completed in this field. DSIC will be offering courses in the primary methods of cost estimation and the cost estimation tool which Dr Valerdi himself developed – COSYSMO.” Regularly engaging with key Department of Defence projects, DSIC is cementing Australia’s position as an innovative contributor to the development of systems engineering to meet global demands. For further information, visit the DSIC website at www.dsic.com.au/ training or contact the centre at firstname.lastname@example.org or (08) 8302 8978. The Defence Systems Innovation Centre team: Left to right front row, Lynn Mckeown, Gary Lyons. Left to right back row, Sarah Walsh, Paul Jager, David Searles, Niall Fay, Kelly Brown, Dr Sanjay Mazumdar. Engineer your future in defence. Commence an Electrical or Mechanical Engineering qualification with the University of South Australia this July. JAM USA/0858/05_CRICOS PROVIDER NO 00121B A range of undergraduate and postgraduate engineering programs informed by industry are available in the following specialisations: > Advanced Manufacturing Technology > Defence Systems > Engineering Systems Management > Electrical Power > Engineering Practice and Management > Military Systems Integration > Systems Engineering > Test and Evaluation Our programs blend academic expertise with real world experience, and are suited to individuals with career goals in engineering fields. We offer flexible options to study some courses online, or on campus with like-minded students, at our $50 million Materials and Minerals Science Learning and Research Hub. To find out more about these programs, midyear entry and how to apply please visit unisa.edu.au/midyear or call 1300 UNI NOW.