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An internship with Fortescue Metals Group Limited

Paino, Daniel (2012) An internship with Fortescue Metals Group Limited. Internship Report, Murdoch University.



Over the period from August 2011 to May 2012, the intern was placed at Fortescue Metals Group Limited in Perth Western Australia to carry out his final year engineering project, which would fulfil the requirements of his degree studied at Murdoch University. The internship placement was an accelerated learning experience which gave the intern the unique opportunity to apply all his knowledge gained through studying the Bachelor of Engineering degree.

The intern worked under the supervision of the Principal Electrical Engineer and was assigned various projects and tasks that would transform him from a student to a professional engineer. The intern was exposed to engineering practice, planning, design, reporting, operations, research, testing, project management and business development. The intern worked in the Corporate Engineering Group who are responsible for all engineering standards, processes and developments across the entire business.

This report outlines the major projects that the intern was directly involved in and that relate directly to the field of Electrical Engineering. This report documents the purpose of each project, the engineering approach, summary of outcomes and the current status of the work. The four projects covered in detail in this report are the following:
• Cloudbreak Expansion Load Flow and Short-Circuit Study
• Cloudbreak Dragline Excavator Dynamic Study
• Solomon LED Lighting Pilot Project
• Transformer Factory Acceptance Testing

The final year engineering internship program between Murdoch University and Fortescue Metals Group Limited was successful and worthwhile. The intern gained relevant industry experience and the skills to carry out engineering based work professionally.

Item Type: Internship Report (Bachelor of Engineering)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Energy
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