Ms Catherine Irving

Lecturer - Engineering Communication

Technology Education Centre

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Catherine is a Lecturer and Education Specialist in the Engineering Communication Unit, with previous experience in Education, Law, Community Health and Governance.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2011 Irving, C. (2011). Amundsen's Antarctica: fairyland stronghold, battleground and home. The Polar Journal, 1(2), 177-190.
    2003 Thompson, D., & Irving, C. M. (2003). Law Handbook Online – a case study in the management of web based legal information. Australian Law Librarian, 10(6), 264-271.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2016 Yong, E., Irving, C., & Teramoto, H. (2016). Formative feedback on writing skills for international EAL student engineers. In S. Scott, Y. Lim, A. Bahadori, N. Lake, R. Vasquez Padilla, A. Rose, & K. Doust (Eds.), Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Engineering Education: the changing role of the engineering educator for developing the future engineer (pp. 1-9). Online: Australasian Association for Engineering Education.
University of Adelaide - current


Co-teaching 2021
Engineering Communication and Critical Thinking (ELEC ENG 7057)
Research Methods and Project Management (ENG 3005)

Collaborative teaching 2016-current
Engineering Communication and Critical Thinking (ELEC ENG 7057)
Business Management Systems (PG) (ELEC ENG X 0006)
Research Methods and Statistics (MATHS 7025)

Co-ordinator (2019 - 2020)
Engineering Communication and Critical Thinking (ELEC ENG 7057)

Co-ordinator (2010 - 2018)
Engineering Communication EAL (ENG 3003)

University of Adelaide - previous

Engineering Communication and Critical Thinking (ELEC ENG 7057)
Design and Communication (MECH ENG)

Introductory Academic Program (2007-2012)

Foundations of Linguistics
Language and Ethnography of  Communication
Language Planning
Language and Environment
Australian Indigenous Languages

Certificate IV

Community Services:
Law and Ethics for Community Workers
Community Development


  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2021 - ongoing Member UoA PEP Assessment Committee Australia
    2018 - ongoing Member UoA Active Learning and Assessment CoP Australia
    2016 - ongoing Association for Academic Language and Learning
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2006 - 2015 Member Alternative Law Journal (SA Committee)
    2001 - 2015 Editor Law Handbook Online Legal Services Commission of South Australia
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2020 - ongoing The good, the bad and the ugly: going online Festival of Learning and Teaching UoA
    2018 - ongoing Say this... because ... and ...: the findings of a study into feedback given in the undergraduate Engineering Communication course for international students Festival of Learning and Teaching 2018 UoA
  • Position: Lecturer - Engineering Communication
  • Phone: 83136957
  • Email:
  • Fax: 8313 6492
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor 3
  • Room: 3 45
  • Org Unit: Faculty of Engineering Computer & Math Sciences

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