School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering

The School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering, MECH4950 "Advanced Manufacturing in Practices" course is a successful recipient of a 2019 New Colombo Plan Mobility Program. This funding will support 15 students who are enrolled in the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering at The University of Queensland (UQ) to participate in a two-week program based in Fukuoka, Japan
28 June - 16 July 2019

Applications to participate in this short term study opportunity are closed.


Electric vehicle manufacture and supporting industries in Japan: Creating opportunitites for Australia's future engineers

The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the region. Selected students will each be offered a mobility grant of $3,000 to cover flights and accommodation, to have an on-site exchange to Kyushu University (KU) involving the delivery of two series of lectures. Lecture topics will include Advanced Engineering Technologies with a focus on the Japanese Manufacturing Sector and Japanese Language. The Kyushu Economic Federation (KEF) will facilitate industry tours to manufacturing facilities in the Fukuoka Prefecture (Toyota, Mitsubishi Heavy Industry, Nippon Steel, and more)! The project will also involve an on-site practicum with Nihon Superior Co. (NS) R&D centre in Osaka to learn electronic packaging as it relates to electronic vehicle manufacturing. NS has one of the largest centers for this type of product development in the world and students will have hands-on experience instructed by senior engineers.

This project is supported by the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan.