School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering

The School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering, MECH4950 "Advanced Manufacturing in Practices" course is a successful recipient of a 2020 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
29 June - 17 July 2020

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, Nippon Steel, Bridgestone, Mitsubishi and more)! The project will also involve an on-site practicum with the Fukuoka Strategy Conference for Hyrdrogen Energy (FSCHE). This will include lectures at Fukuoka Hyrdogren Town (which contains a Hydrogen station, and home fuel cell networks) and the Hydrogen energy test & research center, as well as Kitakyushu Hydrogen Town (Hydrogen station, and two fuel cell vehicles: Toyota-Mirai and Mazda FCV).

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