Business description:

One of the world’s leading companies in the design, development and production of electronic voltage converters and associated products.  A key participant in shipbuilding and defence as a teaming partner with large Defence industry companies.

Projects / tasks:

Projects will be finalised based on the skill set of the student once interviewed.

Technical skills:

C coding, embedded programming, electronics design, and PCB design. Python programming skills.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Someone who has a passion for electronics and wants to make a difference.

Business Description:

We develop investigative tools and information management solutions for Defence, security and public safety organisations. We work collaboratively with users to build modern, easy to use and adaptable software including information discovery, federated search and investigations management solutions.

Projects / Tasks:

The intern will participate and be mentored in software development and engineering within an Agile development environment to add new software features to our software products and applications. Software features will be based on a product roadmap and customer requests. The work will contribute directly to solutions delivered to end users. Tasks include software design, implementation, testing and review as a valued member of our product team.  A key outcome for interns is that they learn valuable software engineering skills, best practice in software development and become passionate about building quality software and their own professional development.

Technical Skills:

Software development with Java (or similar object-oriented languages), and experience with web front-end technologies and JavaScript frameworks such as React.js.   Familiarity and experience with virtualisation (e.g., docker), cloud infrastructure (AWS, Azure) and database technologies (e.g., SQL) is also desirable.

Interpersonal Skills:

The ideal intern will be an enthusiastic team member and proactive, and one who enjoys solving problems and coding.  We value those that are committed to learning and with good communication skills.

Business Description

Development of Software Systems for Command and Control of Electronic Radio Frequency Sensors and Systems, current projects include Networked Electronic Warfare Sensor systems.

Projects / tasks

(Data Science and Machine Learning) Designing Intelligent Adversarial Anomaly Detection utilising deep neural networks for a custom simulation environment. The project provides exposure to both traditional and contemporary techniques for supervised and unsupervised methods. The intern will have individual support and mentoring from machine learning and data science industry professionals proficient in state-of-the-art machine learning practices.

Technical skills

Python, NumPy, Pandas, PyTorch and/or TensorFlow.

Intern interpersonal qualities

Ability to work through problems autonomously and willingness to learn new packages/frameworks as required. Some experience with scientific computing is required, whether through coursework or personal learning.

Business Description

We supply innovative products and solutions in the Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare (ISREW) domain. We deliver projects using a tailored engineering process to meet demanding functional and performance requirements and client expectations. Central to our value proposition is our ability to work closely with our clients and blend Science and Technology (S&T), innovation and reliable engineering principles to ensure our solutions maintain the edge.  Our background and pedigree in working with the Department of Defence has enabled us to establish a strong S&T capability across the aerospace, land and maritime domains.

Projects / tasks

Design, development, integration, and verification of software for a Defence centred project. Software is to be designed, developed, integrated, and verified within our engineering management framework.

Technical skills

Software Development skills – C++/Python
Software Engineering Principles – Design, Integration, Implementation, Test
Operating Systems – Linux, Windows

Intern interpersonal qualities

Demonstrated teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills coupled with a strong desire to learn.

Business description:

A  space  engineering  company dedicated  to  next  generation  space  operations, using machine learning and gaming graphics to greatly reduce the challenge of operating spacecraft. The company has active laboratories in Sydney, Adelaide and Colorado. We sell operations services and spaceflight software to both government and civil customers to include the Australian Defence Force, Fortune 500 and NewSpace companies, US Space Force, and NASA.  Our flight operations service, the “Responsive Space Operations Centre” (RSOC) is the  Australian Space Agency’s national mission control centre. We specialise in large constellations and fleet control (100+ satellite) and machine learning applications to space.

We have a Defence Innovation Hub contract to develop an intelligent data fusion network to process a large number of space objects. This is a Phase II project which combines machine learning with our heritage space operations capability for the RAAF.

Additionally, we run the Pacific Cell of SACT, which is a joint multinational exercise which involves the ADF, USSF, and French Space Command.

Projects / tasks:

Space Operations Tasks:

Space operation interns can work on a variety of tasks, including: design and review of processes, procedures and spacecraft commands; design and implementation of report generation tools; design and implementation of diagnostic tools; assisting with spacecraft operations (space traffic management and spacecraft control). Operator tools testing; GUI design; flight data analysis and review; research and development into analytical tools useful for space operations.  In between development tasks, space operation interns will assist senior operators in real space operation campaigns.

Software/Data Engineering Tasks:

Software/Data Engineers can assist with the development of our Mission Management Board software; Public Satellite Research and Analysis database development;  development of operational tools;  and telemetry and command database integration. In between development tasks, software/data engineering interns will assist senior operators in real space operation campaigns.

Technical skills:

Space Operations: competencies in some or all of the following

  • Orbital Mechanics
  • Mechanical and Electrical systems
  • Satellite systems
  • 3D Dynamics
  • Python
  • git
  • C#

Software/Data Engineering: competencies in some or all of the following

  • Python
  • C/C++/C#
  • git
  • Linux environments
  • Web development
  • Cloud services and development

Intern interpersonal qualities:

What we want:

  • Engineers, tinkerers, and builders.
  • People who are passionate about space.
  • People who are not afraid to make mistakes
  • Good interpersonal skills

Business Description:

We develop investigative tools and information management solutions for Defence, security and public safety organisations. We work collaboratively with users to build modern, easy to use and adaptable software including information discovery, federated search and investigations management solutions.

Projects / Tasks:

The intern will participate and be mentored in software development and engineering within an Agile development environment to add new software features to our software products and applications. Software features will be based on a product roadmap and customer requests. The work will contribute directly to solutions delivered to end users. Tasks include software design, implementation, testing and review as a valued member of our product team.  A key outcome for interns is that they learn valuable software engineering skills, best practice in software development and become passionate about building quality software and their own professional development.

Technical Skills:

Software development with Java (or similar object-oriented languages), and experience with web front-end technologies and JavaScript frameworks such as React.js.   Familiarity and experience with virtualisation (e.g., docker), cloud infrastructure (AWS, Azure) and database technologies (e.g., SQL) is also desirable.

Interpersonal Skills:

The ideal intern will be an enthusiastic team member and proactive, and one who enjoys solving problems and coding.  We value those that are committed to learning and with good communication skills.

Business description:

We specialise in design, engineering, integration and support of complex high technology electronics and software-intensive systems. We design, develop, manufacture, install, operate and support both hardware and software systems, system interfaces and system upgrades. Key areas of experience and expertise include: Developing complex electronics and software systems for key Corporate, Government and Defence clients, Leading edge technology solutions for very high performance data acquisition and digital signal processing for real-time applications Contract engineering design services specialising in high performance electronic hardware and software development.  Long established relationship working with DSTO and Defence Agencies supporting their R&D program Specialist ILS capabilities to support in-service equipment and systems.

Projects / tasks:

Identification of project ICT functional and security requirements. Development of cyber security architectural concepts and identification of options available to implement those concepts.

Technical skills:

Network protocol fundamentals, TCP/IP, OSI model, MS Visio, Cyber security fundamentals.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Work in a small team, pragmatic approach to problem solving, ability to communicate concepts in technical and non-technical terms depending on the target audience, investigative research skills.

Business description:

An Australian owned aerospace manufacturing and technology development company and an integral member of a manufacturing group that produces and exports an extensive range of commercial products. With over 40 years of experience, we have positioned ourselves as a highly-skilled yet agile manufacturing organisation, capable of producing and integrating – high and low volume, quality machined parts, components, and assemblies. An Approved Supplier for many defence primes, including BAE Systems, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and Thales.

Projects / tasks:

Research and development of kinetic energy storage system (KESS) for remote power needs.

Technical skills:

1. General engineering/problems solving skills
2. Elementary project management software skills
3. Advanced Microsoft Excel data analysis skills
4. Design, analysis, and MATLAB software

Intern interpersonal qualities:

  • Motivated
  • Positive attitude
  • Interested in R&D
  • Team player
  • Research minded
  • Problem solver

Business description:

Australian company specialising in design and build in composite materials for aerospace, maritime and energy-related projects.

Projects / tasks:

Current projects involve working on Super hornet and growler pods and Collins submarine light weight replacement structures, Collins submarine new flank array fairings and AWD composite floors.

Technical skills:

Introduction to Aerospace Engineering and Design skills, CAD capabilities, FE modelling (Structural analysis, CFD)

Intern interpersonal qualities:

The ideal intern would be one who is a self-starter, motivated and produces tangible outputs rather than ‘hold down a chair’ for 12 weeks. Practical hands-on design skills are strongly desired. Work autonomously, strong problem solvers, able to communicate with various stakeholders (ie. engineering, production, suppliers, customers)

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 – both control systems and mechanical opportunities as well as fabrication
  • Autonomous systems development – both control systems and mechanical design opportunities on a commercial vehicle project
  • Various Mechanical Engineering Design projects
  • Defence Mechanical projects
  • Quality Engineering projects

Technical skills:

  1. Dynamic Engineering Solutions – Advanced component design – Advanced component analysis – Kinematic analysis – Vehicle Suspension design – Aerodynamic design
  2. Simulation – Full articulated – rigid vehicle simulation – Terrain analysis – Vehicle driver training simulation – Race strategy simulation
  3. Manufacturing – CNC Machining / CAD programming  – 11 Axis CNC – 9 Axis CNC – 7 Axis CNC – 5 Axis CNC
  4. Quality – CMM up to 2 microns
  5. Computer Aided Design (CAD) – Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
  6. Analysis – Vehicle data logging and analysis – Fully integrated HUMS devices (Health Monitoring Systems)  – Through life support – NDT and NDI facilities

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.