Business description:

A supplier and systems integrator for Defence and Law Enforcement organisations.  As a systems integrator we have a small team that designs and builds equipment to install sensors and communications equipment onto small vehicles and platforms.

Projects / tasks:

Integration of radio systems onto the platform followed by adding the drone to our command and control software. Testing of the command links and that the drone is able to operate safely with additional hardware and software installed.

Technical skills:

Applications and Software Engineering. CAD

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Working well with a small team. Able to work unsupervised for short periods of time. Interest in Defence or Law Enforcement and in the operation of drones.

Business description:

Equipment manufacturer for the investment casting industry servicing aerospace and defence industries, specializing in cut off and grinding equipment. Facilities and continuous improvement management of the foundry, casting manufacturer to the defence industry.

Projects / tasks:

Assisting in the development of robotic cells for grinding, cut-off and sandblasting operations in the foundry environment.

Technical skills:

Understanding of 3D CAD systems (Solidworks preferred), Roboguide.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Self-motivated, driven by challenges, interested in solving complex electromechanical technical problems, inquisitive mindset.

Business description:

We service the needs of defence, mining, autonomous vehicles and motor sport industries requiring specialised engineering services. We specialise in Advanced engineering, performance vehicle design, analysis and multi body and motion simulation in the fields of vehicle dynamics and suspension design.  The systems we design and manufacture significantly improve the safety and performance of vehicles.   Our highly regarded work integrated learning program offers undergraduate engineering students experience in innovative world leading technologies that are applied across a range of sectors from Defence to high performance racing.  This is one of a few places in Australia operating across a vast range of sectors, as such its work experience program is highly sought after, and highly regarded within the industry.

Projects / tasks:

  • Automated Load Handling System – control systems, perception systems and mechanical opportunities
  • Autonomous systems development – autonomy stack, control systems and mechanical design opportunities on a commercial autonomous motor vehicle
  • Various Mechanical Engineering Design projects
  • Interdisciplinary engineering projects
  • Developing computer vision systems
  • Develop and integrate smart technology into existing Supashock products

Technical skills:

Python, C++, Image Processing Techniques, Basic understanding of Neural Networks, Opportunities in AI, Cyber Security and Web Development, Control Systems

Intern interpersonal qualities:

The intern’s interpersonal skills are as critical as are the technical elements relating to Mechanical / Electrical / Control Systems Engineering. The intern’s personal attributes should be aligned with our organisational values – passion, integrity, respect for others, innovative, and determination.  They should have well developed verbal and written communication skills, conflict resolution skills, “can do attitude”, self-motivated, friendly and personable and have an ability to connect to people.

Business Description

We engage in the design, manufacture, and marketing of microwave, millimeter-wave, and photonic products for commercial, telecommunications, and aerospace applications. Our microwave products include base band assembly products, microwave receivers, input assembly network products, integrated receiver modules, millimeter-wave down converters, triplex down converters, broadband amplifiers, wideband frequency synthesizers, power amplifiers, RF signal selectors, local oscillator systems, and switched filters. The company also offers custom optical products that are used in EW systems.

Projects / tasks

The intern may work on any project depending upon their skills.

Technical skills

Electrical/Electronic/Mechanical/Software Engineer – with an interest in RF, hardware, mechanical, software disciplines. Altium, Solidworks, VHDL/Verilog experience would be beneficial

Intern interpersonal qualities

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and team player


Business Description

We have a team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable engineers, draftsmen, electricians, mechanical fitters, and fabricators. The team have successfully delivered over 1000 turnkey projects across Australia including Safety system projects, mechanical and electrical installation jobs, robotics turn-key systems, automation projects, and the design and build of custom machinery. Projects range in size from small workshop engineering jobs through to complete factory automation upgrades. We work in the Defence and Aerospace sectors and are a global supplier for Northrop Grumman.

Projects / tasks

A range of design engineering projects from small workshop engineering through to complete factory automation upgrades.

Technical skills

Inventor is critical as are computer assisted drawing and Engineering skills.

Intern interpersonal qualities

The ability to move between tasks and work in a fast-paced environment.

Business Description:

Our company is building the next generation of advanced robotic arms. We design, test, and manufacture advanced robotic arm solutions for harsh environments such as underwater, nuclear, and land. Our high quality, state-of-the-art robotic manipulators help operators push the boundaries of inspection and intervention. Our customers include military organisations, service providers for the oil and gas industry conducting pipe and tank inspections, marine scientists, and the autonomous robotics research community.

Projects / Tasks:

During an Internship with our company, you will get exposure to the most advanced robotic arms in the world and be given opportunities to understand them further from a mechanical, electrical, software, or mechatronics perspective, depending on your engineering discipline and interests. Tasks in the internship will include:

  • Mechanical Design of new components in CAD Software, Software Design of new Interface Features, Electrical Design of new circuitry
  • Manufacturing prototypes via 3D printing and machining. Testing these prototypes against your assumptions
  • Production verification of our product range
  • Real-world testing. Deploy and test our robotic arms on real vehicles
  • Ad hoc engineering for design modifications and other activities
  • Presentation of ideas to the wider Blueprint Lab team
  • Participation in weekly Blueprint Lab team catch-ups, communicating your current work including trials and triumphs

Technical Skills :

Mechanical (Solidworks or similar CAD knowledge)
Electrical (Altium or similar PCB software)
Software (Python and/or C++)
Mechatronics (Control Theory etc)

Interpersonal Skills:

A sense of real passion, usually demonstrated through a portfolio or example home project outside of their university degree; Proactive; Critical Thinking; Creativity