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 +Main contacts: **Kerry McManus**, Executive Officer, Clayton School of IT; **John Betts**, Associate Head, Clayton School of IT.
  
 +Met at the Clayton campus where IT is located.
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 +**Kim Marriott**, head.  Greeted and ran the meeting with many others. ​ John Betts, **Bernd Meyer** (associate professor), **Nandita Battacharjee** (senior lecturer who excused herself as not being needed), **Luke Dawson** (study abroad for USA, Canada, and Latin America), **Sita Ramakrishnan** (senior lecturer, in charge of software engineering program), and **Caitlin Slattery** (manager of academic programs support, including study abroad).
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 +Typical study abroad course for visiting students: Australian Idol, AUS 1060 (http://​arts.monash.edu.au/​ncas/​ugrad/​idol.php).
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 +Recent statistic for study abroad program: 48 Monash students studied abroad, 38 students came to Monash to study (0 from CS).
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 +They have an "​industry-based learning program"​.
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 +Their BS in CS options include computational sciences, software engineering,​ and business information systems (IBL students and are not too closely related to this department). ​ Bernd is in charge of the computational science program; Sita for software engineering.
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 +Students do a capstone project connected with a Monash research center.
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 +An option for our students is to study at one of the other Monash campuses South Africa or Malaysia. ​
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 +They have an exchange fair.  Met Glenda Caudill.
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 +Many Monash exchanges are two semester long.
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 +Room rates: $25/night or $4000/​semester (which is more than $25/​night--includes board?).
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 +They are one hour and three transportation changes to the city.  Still, it is a nice area even if a bit isolated from the Melbourne night life.
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 +**Sita Ramakrishnan**. ​ In charge of software engineering program, recently re-done. ​ It is a four-year, accredited program (and has been for 11 years, aligned with ACM/IEEE Sofware Engineering Body of Knowledge, SWEBOK).
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 +Program includes a 12 week paid employment stint, approved and related to software engineering. ​ Employer certifies. ​ Students right reflective essay.
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 +IBL separate, for qualified students.
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 +MURPA: Monash University Research Program Abroad. ​ Many IT students go to UCSD.  David Abramson, professor at Monash, was a student there.
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 +Terminology:​ "​vacation employment"​ = "​internship"​.
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 +Eiffel programming language used in 2nd year software engineering (FIT 2024). ​ Includes maintenance,​ testing, and impact analysis.
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 +Distributed computing, grid model checking, parallel models. ​ Pre-requisites include OS and networking.
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 +CS aligning more closely now with science (moving away from engineering).
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 +**Bernd Meyer**. In charge of computational science program.
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 +Common core determined by IT faculty. ​ I have colored chart. ​ Algorithmic problem solving. ​ Advanced programming in 3rd year.  Electives in numerics, HCI, and other areas.
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 +Research strengths include computation science (HPC, numerical computing, biology plus), decision support systems, systems development major.
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 +IBL: company trains student.
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 +FIT 3xx advanced problem solving, large project, foundation of capstone project.
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 +Areas: computer graphics and visualization,​ intelligent systems, scientific computing, parallel computing, distributed computing, numeric computation,​ HCI.
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 +Plus, software engineering areas including networking and operating systems. ​ Broader than our definition and taught across programs (e.g., with software engineering program run by Sita).
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 +FIT 3036: computer science project. ​ Individual project. ​ Research area specific.
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 +Courses: http://​www.monash.edu.au/​pubs/​handbooks/​courses/​index-ug-byfaculty-it.html
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 +Other areas: Analysis and design (architecture and design), formal specifications from software engineering,​ testing/​quality.
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 +They use and teach LTSA (Labeled Transition Systems Analyzer) tool from ICL for Reliability Analysis of Concurrent Systems.
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