Internship Opportunity

Reference no: 2023.65E

Location: Launceston, TAS

Engineering areas: Maritime systems

Business description:

MarIInE lab is a specialised research facility at the Australian Maritime College (AMC). It includes environmental, risk and safety academics and Centre of Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics students of AMC. This group is actively collaborating with national and internationally known researchers in the field. Also, it collaborates with the government and national and international shipping, defence, and offshore industry. Its research interest includes a wide range of theoretical and applied research activities mainly related to these industries.

Key areas of services available through the MarIInE lab include:

  • Academic and commercial research on maritime Infrastructure Integrity and Environmental issues.
  • Providing new knowledge to solve complex problems related to environmental, safety, reliability and risk engineering.
  • Developing new technology to improve the safety and sustainability of shipping, offshore and onshore oil & gas, and mining operations.

Projects / tasks:

The intern will be involved in the ARC project to design and build an experimental corrosion-fatigue test set-up in the MarIInE lab. The lab has all the required tools and resources. The intern will prepare samples and conduct testing and analysis to model damage initiation and growth on naval vessels. The research findings will be documented to prepare high-quality scientific reports. The intern will be closely supervised in all activities and work in a team.

Technical skills:

Interns from mechanical engineering and naval architecture backgrounds are desirable. Programming experience in MatLab with a willingness to learn is required. Prior experience in working in a laboratory setting is beneficial.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

The candidate needs to have a strong desire to do practical and hands-on work. Strong communication skills are needed to work with the project team to design and conduct the experiments, report on progress, manage issues and document developments/ progress.