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Summary

Currently I am pursuing my masters degree at the University  of KwaZulu-Natal and I am a registered Candidate Engineer with ECSA.  I am a dedicated, responsible and hardworking young man who is dynamic and versatile in his approach to his studies and work. I am keen to expand my academic knowledge by undertaking practical work experience and to eventually contribute to the field of Computer Engineering. Can handle designs of electronic and computer engineering both from the hardware and software point of view and integrate the two. I also enjoy working with my peers as a team so that we complement one another in our weaknesses and strengths. I am goal-oriented and take excellent approach to achieve success in all projects. I am a self-motivated person who strives to be the best that he can be and capable to work with minimal or no supervision.  

Work History

Feb 2016Present

Supplemental  Instruction (SI) Leader and Mathematics Tutor

University of KwaZulu-Natal

SI Leader - Facilitating and mentoring students. Conducting weekly review of the course content and preparing exercises for students.

Tutoring - Assisting students during tutorials with solving questions provided by the course coordinator.

Jan 2016Present

Residence Assistant (RA)

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Budget and financial management skills. Supervisory of 150 students ensuring the environment is conducive for learning purposes, project planning and facilitating residence life programs. Writing weekly and monthly reports as well as CPR first aid training.

Jul 2015Dec 2015

Computer Methods 2 Prac Demonstrator

University of KwaZulu-Natal
Guiding students through laboratory practical work and assessing work done.
Jul 2015Dec 2015

Mathematics 1B Tutor

University of KwaZulu-Natal 
Assisting students solving given problems and help them improve in areas which are problematic to them. 
Feb 2015Jun 2015

Engineering Drawing & Quantitative Methods Tutor

University of KwaZulu-Natal
Guiding students through engineering drawing sessions and assessing work done. In maths sessions I assisted students in solving given problems and help them improve in areas which are problematic to them.
Jun 2013Jul 2013

Vacation Work

University of KwaZulu-Natal

I worked on a Visual Basic based project with one of the senior lecturers. The project was about designing a Graphical User Interface to solve and display Booth’s Algorithm using VB and C++. This was done within a period of 4 weeks which were accredited by Mr Bhero (A senior lecturer at UKZN).

Dec 2012Jan 2013

Waiter

Wimpy
Provided hospitality to guests and was responsible for serving food and beverages efficiently. Collected payments from customers and also carried out maintenance work among other duties assign by superiors. I did also work at the same restaurant during December 2012 and January 2013
Jun 2012Jul 2012

Vacation Work

University of KwaZulu-Natal

My mini project for the vacation period of 4 weeks was to design a Digital Stethoscope and my supervisor was Mr Peleira Zulu. I was able to do research, design and simulation of the stethoscope within the given time frame.     


Education

20112014

B.Sc Computer Engineering

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Major courses include: Computer Design Project, Computer Engineering Design (1, 2&3),
Software Engineering (1&2), Data Communications, Computer Architecture and Organisation, Operating Systems for Engineers, Artificial Intelligence, Data communications, Internet Engineering, Computer Methods 1(C), Computer Methods 2(Visual basic), Computer Methods 3(C++), Digital Systems, Design and Analysis of Algorithms.


Apr 2008Nov 2009

ZGCE Advanced Level

Mpopoma High School

Mathematics C , Chemistry B, Physics B


Feb 2004Nov 2007

ZGCE Ordinary Level

Dangamvura High SChool
Physical Science A, Biology A, Integrated Science A,
Mathematics A, History A, Commerce A, Metalwork B, Geography A, English Language B, Shona B.

Certifications

Jul 2015Present

ECSA Candidate Engineer

Engineering Council of South Africa

Skills

Software Skills

C/C++, C#, Visual Basic, MySQL, Matlab, AutoCAD, OpenCV, Multism, Microchip MPLAB (PIC microchip), AVR Studio (Atmega microchip), HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript, MS Office.

Personal Skills
  • Excellent Communication skills both oral and written.
  • Good team player and have excellent interaction skill to coordinate and work within a team.
  • Good problem solving ability and analytic skill to solve the problem efficiently.
  • Capable of working under pressure and with minimal or no supervision
  • Fluent in English, Ndebele and IsiZulu.

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Member of the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science PostGrad Network (CAES PG Network) at UKZN. 
  • Member of the Engineers Without Borders UKZN. 
  • SCUBA Diving  and a member of UKZN dive club. 
  • Watching sports (soccer, rugby, cricket, tennis), travelling and reading.

References

Mr E. Bhero (Lecturer)                                                                                    Mrs Zuma (The Manager)
Room 5-09, Electrical Engineering (North)                                                   WIMPY Workshop  Shopping Center
Howard College                                                                                                      Shop 12A, Commercial Road
University of KwaZulu-Natal                                                                              Durban , KwaZulu-Natal
Tell: 27 (0)31 260 2482                                                                                           Tel: 031-304 2706/074 561 6605
Tel : 27 (0)31 260 2751 
Email: bhero@ukzn.ac.za

Prof Jules-Raymond Tapamo
                                                                  
Room 5-03, Electrical Engineering (North),                                               
Howard College Campus                                                                                  
University of KwaZulu-Natal                                                                            
Durban 4041, South Africa                                                                                 
Fax: 27 (0)31 260 2740
Cell: 27 (0)79 337 3772
E-mail : tapamoj@ukzn.ac.za