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IMO I3c TDKJV Panels/Karara - Flotation, Regrinding, and SMS

Whitmore, Scott (2011) IMO I3c TDKJV Panels/Karara - Flotation, Regrinding, and SMS. Internship Report, Murdoch University.

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During their final year of university, engineering students at Murdoch University are given the opportunity to gain practical experience by undertaking an internship work placement with an engineering firm relevant to their particular major selected for study. Exposure to the work environment allows the student to gain first-hand knowledge in order to better prepare themselves for life after graduation.

Two major projects were undertaken during the internship work placement with Perth based engineering firm, Motherwell Automation. Both projects relate directly to the Industrial Computer Systems major offered at Murdoch University, although some sections of each project were also relevant to the Instrumentation and Control Systems Engineering major. The engineering units studied at Murdoch gave an important basis of understanding which was a vital requirement to be able to successfully undertake the internship projects.

Completed first was the Karara – Flotation, Regrind, and Scavenger Magnetic Separation (SMS) Project, followed by the IMO i3C TDKJV project. Time management proved to be an important factor while working on both projects, as several project deliverables had strict deadlines which were required to be met.

Each project provided significant challenges to overcome in order to successfully complete the project according to the design requirements. Important practical skills were gained, such as time management, client liaising, business communication and networking, as well as the product knowledge learnt from utilising new hardware components and software packages.

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