Seven student ambassadors from the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS) have returned from a six week professional practicum, within the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE), at The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC).
The students selected for this professional practicum were each given a Government of Western Australia China scholarship valued at $2,000, which was used towards their travel expenses.
Under the guidance of USTC supervisors and mentors, students worked on the following research projects;
- Weak Light Communications
- Depth Estimation from Light Field Images
- Mechanical Properties of Crumpled Paper
- Multi-scale computation of mechanical properties in C/C textile composites under simple loading based on FEM
- SSD RAID Reliability Modelling and Analysis
Working on the research projects allowed the students to put the theory they had learnt at UWA into action. Students met with their project supervisors regularly, to determine key deliverables, participated in weekly project overviews, and presented their work progress for feedback and guidance from their supervisors and mentors.
Ziming He, Electrical and Electronic Engineering student said, “The professional practicum at USTC was an amazing opportunity. I have not only improved my engineering skills but I have also advanced my communication and leadership skills, which will help in my future studies and make me more employable.”
Jack Clark-Massera, Mechanical Engineering student said, “I was working on the Mechanical Properties of Crumpled Paper research project and had an amazing supervisor and mentor, who I learnt a lot from. The facilities at USTC were outstanding. I was able to conduct my tests with very expensive and technically advanced equipment. The research project has helped me decide my thesis topic.”
“I highly recommend all UWA MPE students consider doing their professional practicum at USTC”, said Jack.
In addition to the research projects, the group went on educational weekend trips, learned about Chinese culture and spent time with local university students and academics.
The University of Western Australia (UWA) has had a student exchange agreement with USTC since 2009.
Hannah Carlisle (Marketing Officer, Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences) (+61 8) 6488 5079