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Dr Siva Chandrasekaran

Lecturer of Engineering Education/ Lead, Internet of Things Academy, FIEAust, CPEng


Siva Chandrasekaran is a Lecturer of Engineering Education in the School of Software and Electrical Engineering at the Swinburne University of Technology. Siva is a Fellow of the institution of Engineers Australia and he is a Chartered Professional Engineer in the practice area of Information, Telecommunications and Electronics, Project Management and Systems Engineering. He has graduated his BE (CSE) in India and ME, MES (Electronics) from Victoria University and PhD (Engineering Education) from Deakin University respectively.
Siva has made significant contributions in engineering education research and published more than 80 scholarly articles in the national/international peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Siva is an active researcher and his research interests include the internet of things education, cybersecurity, embedded systems and engineering education. Siva is a lead investigator and his research is supported by Australian government funding agencies and commercial partners around Australia. His education philosophy is founded on the Project-Oriented Design-Based Learning (PODBL) approach at Deakin University. Siva has facilitated workshops and seminar training on project-oriented design-based learning approach in AsiaPacific educational sectors.

Research interests

Internet of Things; Engineering Education; Cybersecurity; ICT

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

PhD topics and outlines

Industrial Internet of Things - Transforming Industrial process using Digital Twin


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Higher Education - 130103
  • Engineering Practice - 091503
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy - 130200

Teaching areas

Internet of Things;Software Engineering;Automation and Control Systems;Python programming;Technical Software Development


  • 2020, National, Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia (FIE Aust), Institution of Engineers Australia
  • 2019, Swinburne, Research Travel scheme Grant, FSET, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2018, Swinburne, Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Award (Highly Commended), Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2018, National, Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), Institution of Engineers Australia
  • 2018, Swinburne, ADLI Teaching Technology Grant, FSET, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2017, Swinburne, Vice-Chancellor's Industry Engagement Award (Highly Commended), Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2014, National, ACED NRSWS (National Resources Sector Workforce Strategy) Project, Australian Council of Engineering Deans

Professional memberships

  • 2020 (current): Board Member, European Journal of Engineering Education, Europe
  • 2019 (current): Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Asia/Pacific
  • 2020 (current): Reviewer, International Journal of Computers and Electrical Engineering, United States
  • 2018 (current): Fellow, The Institution of Engineers Australia, Australia
  • 2014 - 2018: Member, International Federation of Engineering Education Society, Europe
  • 2019 (current): Member, Swinburne Human Research Ethics Sub-Committee (SHRESC), Australia
  • 2020 (current): Reviewer, IEEE Systems Journal, United States


Also published as: Chandrasekaran, Siva; Chandrasekaran, S.; Chandrasekaran, Sivachandran; Chandraskaren, S.; Chandraskaren, Siva; Chandraskaren, Sivachandran
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2020: Workshop to establish India-Australia Internet of Things Training Academy *; DFAT Australia India Council
  • 2019: CSIRO - ON Innovations - 'Augmented Reality' *; CSIRO - Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF)
  • 2019: Development and Trial of an IoT Solution *; Australian Meat Processor Corporation

* Chief Investigator

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