- Professor Stephen Kajewski
- Head of School
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Civil Engineering and The Built Environment
- Discipline *
- Building, Civil Engineering
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PhD (Queensland University of Technology), MBuiltEnv(ProjMgt) (Queensland University of Technology), GDProjMgt (Queensland University of Technology), BEng(Hons) (Queensland Inst. of Technology)
Construction, Construction management, Information technology in construction, Knowledge management, Project management
Professor Kajewski is the Head of the School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment in the Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He is also the Director of the QUT Project Management Academy – an initiative delivering international executive education programs and research in the field of project management. Professor Kajewski is an engineer and project manager with experience in the disciplines of structural engineering design and construction project management having worked across a diverse range of projects in private practise prior to joining the Queensland University of Technology. He teaches at the university and to national and international clients in the areas of project management, project control, and commercial construction management across a range of industrial sectors including construction, civil infrastructure, mining/minerals processing and oil & gas.
Professor Kajewski holds an ethos of “student as client”, and that quality teaching and the facilitation of learning is paramount to success as a university and personal satisfaction as a member of the academic team. His primary aim in the pursuit of this philosophy is to provide students with an environment conducive to high quality learning, so that they maximise their understanding of their chosen discipline as well as their societal role as members of the global community.
His teaching activities at QUT have spanned the spectrum of university teaching activities from involvement in all year levels of undergraduate programs, postgraduate coursework and research programs, higher-degree supervision and extensive involvement with continuing professional education (CPE) activities both nationally and internationally.
At an undergraduate level, Professor Kajewski aims to move students from a learning environment that tends to be based around the more traditional lecture approaches, where basic theoretical knowledge is presented in easily digested and familiar formats through, to the final years of undergraduate study where a high degree of importance is placed on developing the students’ ability to critically analyse information and draw upon accumulated knowledge and skills to formulate appropriate responses to both familiar and unfamiliar situations.
Postgraduate students have different needs, and their learning requirements and reasons for returning to university often demand alternative approaches. Professor Kajewski’s aim with postgraduate students is not solely to instil knowledge – rather, the aim is to stimulate critical thinking and analysis by introducing concepts, current issues and contentious points of view that generate debate and discussion in the student cohort. Through a carefully controlled mix of traditional lecture, case study analysis, critical debate, and discussion, he generates interactive environments in which as much teaching is done by the individual students as is by done himself.
For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.