A group of UWA Master of Professional Engineering students have recently returned from an educational trip to Daisy Milano Gold Mine near Kalgoorlie.
The students are part of an interdisciplinary team of UWA Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Software Engineering students, designing a data transfer device as a part of their engineering design project unit.
The project is offered and co-supervised by GBF Underground Mining, who flew the students to Kalgoorlie and hosted them at the mine.
Ivory Lu, Software Engineering student said, “I would like to thank GBF Underground Mining for hosting us at the gold mine and allowing us to test our data transfer device in an operating environment.”
Drew Fordham, Project Supervisor said, “The equipment tests worked and the trip was useful for the students as they were able to meet a new contact who knew a lot about instruments related to their design project.”
The Electrical and Electronic design unit coordinator, Sally Male said “It is an invaluable opportunity in the design process to visit the operating environment for the product being designed, and meet the people who would use it, in a working environment.”
Manuchekhr Adina-Zada, Electrical and Electronic Engineering student said, “Having the opportunity to meet people that could potentially use our project was very beneficial and will assist us in completing our design project”.
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