Reducing risk in pre-production investigations through undergraduate engineering projects.

Ewart, Paul and AL-Rawi, Mohammad and Kim, Hyun-Chan (2019) Reducing risk in pre-production investigations through undergraduate engineering projects. MaD2019: Future-proofing New Zealand’s Manufacturing and Design Economy, Auckland, New Zealand , 21-22 May, 2019.

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This poster is the culmination of final year Bachelor of Engineering Technology (B.Eng.Tech) student projects in 2017 and 2018. The B.Eng.Tech is a level seven qualification that aligns to the Sydney accord for three year engineering degree and hence is internationally benchmarked. The enabling mechanism of these projects is the industry connectivity that creates real world projects and highlights the benefits of the investigation of process at the technologist level. The methodologies we use are basic and transparent, with enough depth of technical knowledge to ensure the industry partners gain from the collaboration process. The process we use minimises disconnect between the student and the industry supervisor while maintaining the academic freedom of the student and the commercial sensitivities of the supervisor. The general motivation for this approach is the reduction of the entry cost of industry to enable consideration of new technologies, and thereby reducing risk to core business and shareholder profits. The poster presents several images and interpretive dialogue to explain the positive and negative aspects of the student process.

Item Type:Paper presented at a conference, workshop or other event, and published in the proceedings
Keywords that describe the item:engineering, teaching, education
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Engineering and Industrial Design
ID Code:6998
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Deposited On:18 Dec 2019 22:17
Last Modified:18 Dec 2019 22:17

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