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

Ewart, Paul (2019) Reducing risk in pre-production investigations through undergraduate engineering projects. The New Zealand Manufacturing and Design (MaD) Conference, Cordis Auckland, New Zealand, 20-21 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 with the Sydney accord for a 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 minimizes the 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 the 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:Poster presented at a conference, workshop or other event, and published in the proceedings
Keywords that describe the item:Student projects, commercialise, technologies
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Engineering and Industrial Design
ID Code:7271
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Deposited On:04 May 2020 03:40
Last Modified:04 May 2020 03:40

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