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School of Engineering, Information Technology and Physical Sciences

Dr Harpreet Singh Kandra

Name Dr Harpreet Singh Kandra hkandra 
Position Title Lecturer
Campus Gippsland
Room 4N258
Phone +613 51228216

Short biography

Research professional with experience in water management; environmental management; environmental reporting; data management; and policy analysis teaching and training experience.

Currently teaching courses on water systems, water and waste-water engineering and management. Experience with technical writing (over 55+ papers, reports and publications). Demonstrated experience of working in many projects involving multi-disciplinary teams. I have been awarded scholarships to pursue research degree at Monash University on storm-water treatment and management and I have advanced skills in application softwares like MS Office, MS Project, SimaPro, MUSIC, SPSS, and MATLAB.

I have Chartered Engineer status in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering from Engineers Australia. Received the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Contributions to Student Learning at Federation University Australia, 2020.

I work with community groups in Cardinia Shire Council on aspects of environment, recovery, safety, financial vulnerability and social cohesion. I was the Australian Citizen of the Year in Cardinia Shire Council in 2019.


  • PhD, Monash University
  • Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering, Panjab University, India (Honours and Gold Medallist)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering, Punjabi University, India (with Honours and University Topper)
  • Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education, Federation University Australia (2016)
  • Cardinia Community Leadership program (2017)
  • Certificate and Diploma qualifications in training, business and management

Teaching areas

  • ENGIN1002 Engineering Physics
  • ENGIN2201 Hydraulics and Hydrology
  • ENGIN3206 Water and Wastewater
  • ENGIN4201 Management of Water Resources
  • ENGIN2002 Engineering Project Management and Sustainable Design
  • ENGIN4001 and ENGIN4002 Engineering Research Projects

Extended research profile