Dr Amal Oraifige

Amal Oraifige

Position: Senior Lecturer

College: College of Engineering and Technology

Department: Engineering

Subject area: Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

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About

My role is mainly teaching within the engineering subject area including Product/Mechanical Design and Motorsport. I am also involved in project supervisions, delivery of short courses and general academic duties.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach on various modules within the engineering subject group such as Analytical Methods for Engineers, Structural Analysis, Engineering Design and Computer Aided Design and Visualisation.

Professional interests

My professional interests are mechanical and innovation design, also the latest CAD and ICT technologies including: 2D/3D/4D modelling; Virtual Reality; as well as Parametric Modelling.

Research interests

My research interests are mainly within online learning and the development of intelligent and individualised systems for CAD education; where students are able to understand design concepts, perform different tasks, and therefore achieve the learning outcomes of individual modules. Their performance is continuously being evaluated and guided through appropriate online assessment according to their learning styles, knowledge and needs.

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow Member of the Higher Education Academy.

Qualifications

Undergraduate qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) - First Class in Computer Aided Product Design , University of Wolverhampton

Postgraduate qualifications

  • PGCert in Higher Education , University of Wolverhampton

Research qualifications 

  • PhD in Intelligent Systems for CAD Education , University of Derby

Recent publications

  • Oraifige, A., Wu, M., Mills, B., and Oraifige I. (2011) An Online Intelligent System for teaching Design Technologies to Engineering. Journal of the Higher Education Academy, Engineering Subject Centre 6(1), pp. 40-51.
  • Oraifige, A., Heesom, D., Felton, A. (2009) Technology Supported Learning (TSL) for Formative Assessment. Journal of the Higher Education Academy, Engineering Subject Centre 4(1), pp. 61-66.
  • Heesom, D., Olomolaiye, P., Felton, A., Franklin, R. and Oraifige, A. (2008) Fostering Deeper Engagement between industry and HEI: Towards a Construction Knowledge Exchange Approach. Journal for Education in the Built Environment, 3(2), pp. 33-45.

Recent conferences

  • Oraifige, A. (2010) An Online Intelligent System For Teaching Engineering Design Technologies, New Horizons Postgraduate Research Conference January 2011, University of Derby.
  • Oraifige, A., Heesom, D., Felton, A. J. and Oakes, G. L. (2007) Conceptual On-Line Interactive Knowledge Based Environment (OLIKE), The 2007 International Conference on Modelling, Simulation and Visualisation Methods - MSV'07 (WORLDCOMP'07) June 25 - 28, Las Vegas, USA.
  • Oakes, G. L., Oraifige, A., Felton, A. J., and Heesom, D. (2007) A vocational approach in developing a virtual reality model of a 3D design process model for product, engineering and industrial designers, The 2007 International Conference on Modelling, Simulation and Visualisation Methods - MSV'07 (WORLDCOMP'07) June 25 - 28, Las Vegas, USA.
  • Oakes, G. L., Oraifige, A., Felton, A. J., and Heesom, D. (2007) A visual metaphor representation of a design process model, International Conference on Engineering Education, ICEE - 2007 September 3 - 7, Coimbra, Portugal.
  • Oraifige, A., Oakes, G. L., Felton, A. J., Heesom, D., and Garner, K. B. (2006) Conceptual web-based learning in an interactive virtual environment. In The International Conference on Innovation, Good Practice and Research in Engineering Education (2006) Proceedings: July 24 - 26 2006 University of Liverpool, UK, pp 91 - 96.
  • Oakes, G. L., Oraifige, A., Felton, A. J., Heesom, D., and Garner, K. B. (2006) Developing sustainable product designs using a case studies and project approach. In The International Conference on Innovation, Good Practice and Research in Engineering Education (2006) Proceedings: July 24 - 26 2006 University of Liverpool, UK, pp 129 -134.

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