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. 

Team: Natalie, Erin, Megan, Lyndsey, Fiona, Morgan



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: Peter, Marie-Claire, 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, Savannah, Tony


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 appointment and cancellation policy

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

CECS Student Service staff are not offering face-to-face appointments in the current environment. 

You can drop in to our virtual front counter on Zoom, open on weekdays from 10.30am until midday (password:177327).

If you have a complex enquiry you'd like to discuss with one of our advisers, please contact and we will book you in for a consultation.


Student appointments by Zoom

Our student consultations are generally 15-20 minutes long, however we do recognise that there are some circumstances (e.g. complex or sensitive enquiries, complaints, 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 book you in for a consultation.

Zoom Etiquette

Please treat your Zoom Consultation/Front Counter Drop-in in the same manner you would a face-to-face consultation. If possible please find a distraction-free, quiet environment. If you have access to a web camera, 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

Essential information:

We ask all students to complete the online booking information, including student ID, contact details (mobile phone number and university email address) and a brief summary of your query. This allows us to gather relevant details about you to collate correct information for your consultation. We collect personal data, such as your name, address, contact numbers and email addresses. This information is used to confirm your appointment and to provide you with important post-consultation information.

If you are seeking advice on your study plan, you can email it to prior to your appointment 

On the day of your consultation, we also ask that you also come prepared for your meeting. This may include (but is not limited to) having your questions written down, having your proposed study pattern drafted and emailed to us for checking and having supporting documentation (e.g. a medical certificate) ready to show us. This helps us to give you accurate advice that is specific to your individual circumstances and ensures that our meeting schedule is running on time for all students.  

If you are late or unprepared for your meeting, we may not be able to cover everything you’d like to discuss and you may need to book a follow-up appointment on another day, as our advisors are often fully booked and cannot run over-time.

Cancellations and no-shows

Our appointments are in high demand. For that reason, if you make a booking but can no longer attend, we ask that you cancel as early as possible. You can cancel via our online booking site or by contacting us directly via email, phone or in-person. This allows enough time for another student to book in.

If you cancel within 24 hours of your appointment, you will not be able to have another appointment for two weeks.

If you fail to attend an appointment or cancel within the 24 hour period more than once, you may not be able to have another appointment with us that semester.

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

Make a booking to chat to a CECS Student Adviser


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:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing