IT Lecturer - Taradale
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Areas of Teaching
Mathematics, Automation & Embedded Systems, Networking
Joint European MSc in Space Science and Technology, Luleå Tekniska Universitet, Kiruna (Sweden), BSc in Engineering in Mechatronics, University of Cape Town, Cape Town (South Africa)
Mark received a BSc in Engineering in Mechatronics from the University of Cape Town in 2007, after which he travelled for a few months in Sweden, visiting family and dabbling in digital concept art. In 2008 he was awarded a European Commission Erasmus Mundus scholarship to study a Joint European MSc in Space Science and Technology, hosted by the Julius-Maximilians-Universität in Würzburg, Germany, and Luleå University of Technology in Kiruna, Sweden. As part of his Master’s thesis at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden, he was involved developing software, electronics and some mechanical aspects of the Spinning Quad Ionospheric Deployer project in the European REXUS programme.
After graduating in 2010, Mark returned to South Africa, taking up employment at Stone Three Venture Technology in Somerset West, where he was involved in projects such as computer vision for the mining industry, financial mobile app development and digital surveillance. In 2012 he started working for Vizier Systems, where he was responsible for the development of automated sorting and peripheral equipment for the agricultural industry. In 2014 he joined NewSpace Systems where he developed sub-systems and components for the international small satellite market.
In 2019 Mark moved to Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, where he joined the Eastern Institute of Technology as a Lecturer in the School of Computing.
Development Engineer (2 years)
System Engineer (2 years)
Design Engineer (4 years)
Maths in IT,
Automation & Embedded Systems,
Advanced Networking and the Cloud
Links to Research