Kourosh Ahmadi

kourosh ahmadi

I started my IT engineering career as a System Engineer in British Textile and British Coal industries in the UK.

As an IT Professional with over 16 years in a diverse background and an extensive range of industrial and educational organisation experience having worked in United Kingdom, Netherlands, Canada, USA, New Zealand and Middle East in various IT & educational positions as a System Engineer Consultant, IT Product Trainer, Lecturer of IT, Head of IT Academy and IT senior lecturer in both private and public sectors.

Further to my industrial and educational experience in different parts of the world and New Zealand, I have been involved with higher and further education throughout my industrial experience in the UK, Canada, the USA, UAE, Qatar, and tertiary education in New Zealand from 2013 onwards.

Outside work, I enjoy travelling, football, current affairs, classical music and outdoor challenges.   

Research interests

Postgraduate Engineering education, IT Networking / Management, Control & Computing System Engineering Management.



2015 – Present: Developing and introducing industrial certifications such as Microsoft, Cisco and ITIL to main stream tertiary education at AIS.  

2016 – Present: Working on the following paper as part of a team, The Effect of Moodle as a Learning Management System (LMS) as Perceived by the Lecturers and Students of Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS)

2016: Participate in writing “The student laptop roll-out” for CITRENZ


 Educational qualifications


1998        University of Huddersfield

PGCM Postgraduate Certificate in Marketing

1996        University of Huddersfield

               PGCE (Higher & Further Education) Postgraduate Certificate in Education

                  TDLB & D32/D33 Assessor’s Award

1994        Bradford University

                  MSc in Systems Engineering

1993        University of Huddersfield

               BEng (Hon’s) Control and Computing Systems Engineering.      


Academic experience

May 2015 – Present AIS (Auckland Institute of Studies), Senior Lecturer in IT

June 2014 – April 2015 Contracting at AMES & Avonmore Tertiary Institute New Zealand, IT Lecturer

April 2013 – May 2014   Cornell Institute of Business & Technology, Auckland, Lecturer in Computing

Mar 2011 - Mar 2013 Kirklees College Huddersfield & Huddersfield University, UK, Cisco Academy Manager

Jan 2008 - Oct 2010 Nottingham Castle College Higher education– Head of IT Academy Operations

Sep 2006 - Mar 2007 Qatar University – Microsoft Technical Trainer / IT Lecturer

Sep 2005 - Aug 2006 UAE University - IT Lecturer/Microsoft Trainer

Sep 2004 - Jul 2005 Wakefield College - Lecturer in Computing (HE)/Microsoft, CompTIA & Cisco


Sep 2001 - Aug 2004 Leeds College of Technology - Lecturer in Computing/Microsoft Trainer

Mar 1998 - Aug 2001 Mikohn - Gaming Corporation Holland & USA – System Engineer Application Consultant / Product Application Trainer Consultant