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Teaching and Industrial Experience

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  • ​​​Effat University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    ​​Aug 2017 – To date  - Position: Assistant Professor & Head of Design Department
    Responsibility: Department leadership and operational management; program review lead; program accreditation lead; design consultancy lead; managing team of faculty members and designers; resolving faculty and students' issues; teaching product design curriculum.​
  • Effat University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    Aug 2016 – Jul 2017  -  Position: Assistant Professor
    Responsibility: Product Design studios (freshmen to senior); History and theory of Design.
Admin responsibility: Committee chair for resource management and member in other six committees.​

Aug 2015 – June 2016 Loughborough College, Loughborough, Leicester, UK

Position: Higher Education Senior Lecturer (Design & manufacturing majors)
Management responsibilities: Program Leader for Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Module Leader for Design and Advanced CAD
 Teaching responsibility: Advanced CAD; Engineering Product Design; Project Management; Advanced Engineering Modelling; Engineering Math (foundation year).

Jan 2012 – Aug 2015 Warwickshire College, Leamington, Warwickshire, UK

Position: Senior Lecturer
Responsibilities: Delivering Foundation degree modules, BTEC, City & Guilds and Higher Engineering modules, namely, Design, CAD/CAM, CAD, CAE, CNC programming, Engineering Drawing, Mechanical machining principles and Secondary Finishing Process. Addendum: Course management responsibilities; Tutor groups; Enrolments etc.
Courses taught:
  • DESN 102: Design Fundamental  Studio 2
  • DESN 251: Materials and Methods - 1
  • DESN 341: Human Factors and Ergonomics Design Psychology
  • DESN 462: Design Entrepreneurship and Leadership
  • PROD 201: Product Analysis - Design Studio 3
  • PROD 202: Product Research - Design Studio 4
  • PROD 231: History of Product Design-1
  • PROD 232: History of Product Design-2
  • PROD 321: Product Fabrication and Prototyping
  • PROD461: Product Design Capstone Research Thesis
  • Engineering Design
  • Advanced 3D CAD
  • Advanced CNC Programming
  • Technical Drawing for Engineers
  • Engineering Math ​


Aug 2011 – Jan 2012  -  Detail Precision Engineering, Leicester, UK
Position: Senior programmer and CAD CAM design

Responsibilities: CAD/CAM and CNC programming and troubleshooting on the shop floor.​

Aug 2009 – Aug 2011 Tyco Electronics Precision Engineering Ltd, Leicester UK

Position: Design coordinator & Production Manager

Responsibilities: Production planning and scheduling; design and manufacturing support; outsourcing secondary operations; Writing manufacturing instructions; support CNC department

Jan 2009 – Aug 2009 - WLR Prototype engineers, Nottingham, UK
Position: Senior Shop-floor Engineer

Responsibilities: CNC machining, CAD/CAM, Inspection, Tooling

Mar 2008 – Nov 2008 - Technoset Limited - Aerospace manufacturing, Rugby, Warwickshire, UK

CAD/CAM implementation manager

Responsibilities: CAD/CAM manager, CNC Programming, Inspection and Production/manufacturing engineering.

Nov 2006 – Feb 2008  -  Hampson Aerospace Machining, Leicester, UK

Position: Quality Inspector and Shop-floor Engineer

Responsibilities: Components validity and final approval. CNC machining, program approvals and management with tooling.

 Aug 2000 - Sep 2003  -  A D M Precision Engineering, Leicester, UK

Position: Design and manufacturing support

Responsibilities: CAD/CAM Assistance, CNC programming, Inspection, Tooling​

Sep 1997 - Aug 2000 Kaby Engineers Ltd., Leicester, UK

Position: Machine Setter/operator

Responsibilities: CNC Tool setting and Operations Inspection​

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