Engineering innovation on show to industry and alumni

Deakin news
25 July 2017

Deakin University engineering students had the opportunity to showcase their innovative solutions to real world problems when they presented their final year projects to industry representatives and alumni in June.

Approximately 160 Deakin engineering students displayed their projects in the Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET) at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus. Building on the success of previous final year project expos, the Trimester 1 Engineering Showcase and Alumni Event was expanded to include the work of both undergraduate and master’s degree students.

The major capstone projects on show ranged across the disciplines of engineering management as well as civil, electrical and electronics, mechanical, and mechatronics engineering.

Ian Gibson is Professor of Industrial Design at Deakin’s School of Engineering.

‘The CADET facility provides an excellent backdrop for the project expo,’ Professor Gibson says.

‘The presence of alumni and industry representatives makes this a special occasion for all our students and we would really like to thank them for their involvement and hope this will continue to grow.’

The event was hosted by the School of Engineering together with the Deakin Engineering Alumni Chapter Committee. After the project showcase, the Alumni Committee and guests were invited to a presentation by Dr Ben Horan, Director of the CADET Virtual Reality Lab at Deakin, on ‘Virtual Reality - going beyond just video and audio to multi-sensory immersion’.

‘I would like to add my thanks to all the staff in the School of Engineering, who supervise and assess these students as well as providing logistical and technical support throughout the year,’ Professor Gibson says.

‘It is a massive undertaking and the ever-increasing numbers of both undergraduate and master’s students add to this challenge year on year.’

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