Professor Roger Hadgraft


Adjunct Professor

School /
Work Unit

School of Engineering

Contact Details

No Phone


City campus


Science, Engineering and Health


  • Doctor of Philosophy, 1998, Monash University
  • Diploma of Computer Science, 1984, University of Queensland
  • Master of Engineering Science, 1982, James Cook Uni. of North Queensland
  • Bachelor of Engineering(Hons I, University Medal), 1979, James Cook Uni. of North Qld.

Employment history

  • May 2002 - present, Associate Professor, RMIT
  • 1986 - 2002, Senior Lecturer/Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, Monash
  • 2000 - 2001, Programs Coordinator, Higher Education Development Unit (Concurrent Role)
  • 1980 - 1984, Civil Engineer, Qld Water Resources Commission

Affiliations / Professional memberships

  • Member, Australasian Association for Engineering Education
  • Member, American Society for Engineering Education
  • Member, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia
  • Member, Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
  • Member, Problem-based learning assessment and research centre

Areas of research and consulting expertise

  • Engineering education, problem / project-based learning.

Industry collaboration

  • QUT design of new first year in engineering
  • Maunsell (staff induction and training)
  • Monash University, Medical Faculty (5 year curriculum)
  • University of Queensland, Mechanical Engineering (VACS graduate attributes project)
  • Sinclair Knight Merz (Advanced Excel workshops)

Community interaction

  • School liaison (eg Xavier College, Uni High)
  • Presentation at STAVCON 2003 (Science Teachers of Victoria)


  • AAEE 2003 at RMIT in Sept (2 papers presented + organising committee)
  • ASEE 2003 conference in Nashville, in June (paper presented)
  • AAEE 2002 conference in Sept in Canberra (2 papers presented)

Recent publications

Hadgraft, R. and Muir, P., Defining Graduate Capabilities for Chemical Engineers at RMIT, 14th Annual AAEE Conference, Melbourne, Sep/Oct 2003, pp. 91-102.

Goricanec, J. and Hadgraft, R., Digging Holes or Building Wholes? Reflections onTeaching Communications, 14th Annual AAEE Conference, Melbourne, Sep/Oct 2003, pp. 327-336.

Hadgraft, R. G., Program Renewal for Sustainable Engineering at RMIT University, 2003 ASEE annual conference, Nashville, June 2003, paper 1353.

Hendy, P. L. & Hadgraft, R. G., Evaluating problem-based learning in civil engineering, 13th Annual Conference for Australasian Assoc. for Eng. Educ., Canberra, 30 Sep-2 Oct, pp. 132-138.

Hadgraft, R. G. & Prpic, J. K., Changing Mind-sets for student-centred, flexible learning, 13th Annual Conference for Australasian Assoc. for Eng. Educ., Canberra, 30 Sep-2 Oct, pp. 127-132.

Other achievements

  • Invited Visitor to Luleå University of Technology, Sweden to deliver problem-based learning workshops in 2000.
  • STINT Distinguished Teaching Fellow to Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, in Nov-Dec 1998.
  • Invited keynote speaker, 1st Asia-Pacific Forum on Engineering and Technology Education, Melbourne, 1997.
  • Invited keynote speaker, 3rd East-West Congress in Gdynia, Poland, 1996.
  • Invited keynote speaker, International Conference on Problem Based Learning, Linköping, Sweden, 1995.