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Final thesis report: Worsley Alumina

Regan, Paul (2008) Final thesis report: Worsley Alumina. Internship Report, Murdoch University.


The Murdoch University Internship program represents the final semester of study in the four year, eight semester, extensive double major engineering degree. Since 2001 Worsley Alumina Pty Ltd (WAPL) has engaged in Murdoch’s internship program, assisting students to fulfil their 500 hours of work experience required by both the Institute of Engineers Australia (IEAust) and the University. This program allows the students to meet this requirement in order to attain their engineering degree whilst developing their thinking and skills in an industrial environment.

The work experience program allows the Murdoch University Engineering students a chance to demonstrate their abilities gained from their study to potential employers, showcasing Murdoch’s standard of education in the process. The student is also able to gain invaluable exposure to industry which can be used as a gateway to their own professional engineering career.

Murdoch University’s Engineering program has had a strong relationship with Worsley for the past seven years with Worsley’s intake of internship students was raised from one to two in 2006 is indicative to the success of the program and internship program students. During these years the individual relationship between Worsley and Murdoch has grown to a point where 90% of the students who undertake the internship program stay on at Worsley for the graduate program. This year, 2008, the two internship students are Alex Mercader and the document author Paul Regan.

This report covers 15 of the total 20 week internship program, and includes the projects and major duties which the student was confronted with during this time. During the time at WAPL the student spent the time with of the Process Control group located in Facility 141, under the guidance Senior Process Control Engineer Angelo D’Agostino and Process Control Superintendent Arnold Oliver. The duration of employment spans from August 2008 until December 2008, covering the University’s semester 2, 2008.

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