IT Sligo Staff Profiles

Paul Ferry

Assistant Lecturer

Contact Details

Assistant Lecturer
Address

E: Ferry.Paul@itsligo.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Paul Ferry is an Assistant Lecturer in the department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and the department of Mechatronics at the Institute of Technology Sligo since 2014. He holds a MA in Learning, Teaching and Assessment and a Professional Diploma in Education through the University of Limerick. He also holds Bachelor’s degrees from the Institute of Technology Sligo and a National Craft Certificate in Fitting/Turning. He also completed a Pure Mathematics course through Open University. 

Paul is currently the programme chair of a Process Technology programme and is also the year coordinator for first year mechanical and precision engineering & design students and is actively involved in the recruitment of new graduates. He lectures in a range of modules including Manufacturing & Engineering Technology, Mechatronics Technology, Computer Aided Design and CAD & Modelling.   

Paul had almost 20 years industrial experience in the engineering sector before taking up his position at IT Sligo. His experience ranged from machine design and manufacture, automation technology and project management. He has a strong interest in innovative methods of teaching, learning and assessment.

Research Interests

The dissertation for my MA was based around blended learning, an area I feel is very important in enhancing the learning experience for Full-time students. I would like to further explore this area and provide some evidence based practices to determine it's effectiveness.

The opportunities and challenges for companies in the area of Industry 4.0.  

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2017) IMC33 International Manufacturing Conference
David Mulligan/Paul Ferry (2017) MANUFACTURING EDUCATION – AN ONLINE APPROACH IMC33 International Manufacturing Conference [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2010 BEng in Mechatronics L8 IT Sligo
2013 Professional Diploma in Education University of LImerick
1996 National Craft Certificate- Fitter/Turner FAS
2012 60 credit in Pure Mathematics Open University
2016 MA in Learning, Teaching & Assessment Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Mantis Cranes Team Leader 06-MAR-06 / 21-NOV-08
McGinley Engineering Fitter/Turner 14-FEB-94 / 20-JAN-06
Rapid Action Packaging Process Engineer/ Project Manager 28-MAR-11 / 08-JUL-11
Institute of Technology Sligo Assistant lecturer 28-JAN-14 /
Department of Education Post-Primary Teacher 28-JAN-13 / 24-JAN-14

Teaching Interests

The dissertation for my MA was based around blended learning, an area I feel is very important in enhancing the learning experience for Full-time students. I would like to further explore this area and provide some evidence based practices to determine it's effectiveness.

Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
201600 Design and ET 31656Design and ET
201600 EMT1 35400EMT1
201600 MANUF ENG TECH 101 35244MANUF ENG TECH 101
201600 Injection Moulding 34701Injection Moulding
201600 Design 101 31512Design 101
201600 MANUF ENG TECH 101 31524MANUF ENG TECH 101
201600 Mechatronics Technology 102 33697Mechatronics Technology 102
201600 MANUF ENG TECH 102 31540MANUF ENG TECH 102
201600 Project 31684Project
201600 Design 102 31552Design 102
201600 Mechatronics 101 31769Mechatronics 101