Final Year Projects a Success

07 November 2018

The Department held its annual Mechanical Engineering Final Year Projects day.

FYP event 2018, Mark Jermy

The introduction speech of Prof Mark Jermy.

The Department held its annual Mechanical Engineering Final Year Projects day on Friday 12 October. The day involves each group giving an oral presentation to their project sponsor, and presenting a poster and prototype of what their group has designed and built.  This was the culmination of all the hard work our students have done over the past year and a great way to celebrate their achievements.

41 group projects were completed this year as part of the ENME 408 course. Each team consists of four final year Mechanical and Mechatronics engineering students. The bulk of the projects are generated by industry partners and their R&D needs, and often the project aim is to add value or provide proof of concept. The outcome is equivalent to a $40,000-$100,000 development effort, with sponsors entitled to full ownership of all IP generated during the project.

This year’s projects spanned design and testing of safety equipment, inspection robot deign, energy reduction and efficiency in appliances, a device for improving cancer screening, airframe salt corrosion and many more. We thank all our sponsors for their contribution to this year’s course, we had a great year and appreciate your support.

On Wed 17 October, our engineering students joined students from other engineering disciplines in a College of Engineering Final Year Projects Showcase. This event provided an opportunity for students to display their posters and some non-confidential parts of prototypes to a much wider audience. The invitation was open to all engineering students at UC, high school students from the Canterbury region and the general public. It was a great opportunity for those outside of the department to see the types of projects that our students do, and inspire future engineering students to study Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering.

We are currently looking for project sponsors for 2019.  If you or your company are interested in sponsoring a final year R&D project, please contact Prof Mark Jermy (Director of Final Year R&D Projects) or Lisa Kulczycki (Industry Engagement).

More details here

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