Business Description

A research and development company focused on defence capability in the fields of land, sea, air and space.  Our vision is to solve defence related challenges by producing capability in the form of affordable force multipliers that redefine asymmetric warfare.  We are engaged in novel, innovative research projects, many of which are funded through Government agencies. We gain our expertise from the collaborative engagement of our engineering team with University experts in their field, currently working with approximately 130 researchers from Universities and Defence Science and Technology Group.

Projects / tasks

An intern working as part of the Unmanned Systems Team would be exposed to the development of leading edge, innovative and practical electronic systems and sub-systems. The intern would participate in work on unmanned autonomous platforms including quad-rotors fixed-wing and other novel aerial, surface and sub-surface vehicles.  Specific capability development would occur in:

  • General and embedded systems programming
  • System engineering including design and development

Technical skills

  • Embedded system programming i.e. C/C++
  • Linux
  • ArduPilot Software Stack
  • Python, Java (Android)
  • Radio communication systems
  • Flight controller
  • Embedded sensors i.e. IMU, GPS
  • Automation

Intern interpersonal qualities

  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Critical thinking
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Attention to detail
  • Effective organization
  • Communication and presentation skills

Business Description

We provide engineering and scientific service support to Army and DSTG in several projects such as Maritime (Submarine), Decision Support, Software Product Development and Simulation and Training. We also offer sales and support of AI-driven constructive simulation, and simulation interoperability products from European OEMs and undertake internal R&D and development of products.

Project / tasks

Project HALCYON CFD

Technical skills

Mechanical or Aerospace engineering Undergraduates:

Essential

  • Aerospace, Mechanical, Marine/Maritime/Ocean Engineering, Civil (with marine focus)
  • Good marks in computational fluid dynamics
  • Passionate about engineering simulation

Desirable

  • Programming experience
  • Mathematical inclination

Software Engineering Undergraduates:

Essential

  • Object oriented languages (C++, Java )
  • Software engineering best practices
  • Complex algorithms
  • Solid maths and physics
  • Passionate about scientific computing, simulation and high performance computing
  • Strong Linux or Unix

Desirable

  • Simulation or 3D gaming
  • Computer graphics
  • High performance computing
  • Numerical methods

Intern interpersonal qualities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Very high demonstrated aptitude for the respective discipline
  • Highly motivated
  • High capacity for abstract thinking.

Business Description

We provide engineering and scientific service support to Army and DSTG in several projects such as Maritime (Submarine), Decision Support, Software Product Development and Simulation and Training. We also offer sales and support of AI-driven constructive simulation, and simulation interoperability products from European OEMs and undertake internal R&D and development of products.

Projects/ tasks

Project would be ExTrace

Technical skills

Essential :

  • Object oriented programming
  • Software engineering best practices
  • Strong Java, JavaScript, Web Development

Desirable :

  • Database knowledge/skills
  • Data Science and/or Maths/Statistics interest and some data science tools and techniques

Intern interpersonal qualities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • High demonstrated aptitude for data science
  • Highly motivated
  • High capacity for abstract thinking

Business description:

We are an agile aerospace certified precision machining company and, as an integral member of a manufacturing group, we produce and export an extensive range of commercial products. We are a highly-skilled organisation, capable of producing high and low volume, quality machined parts, components and assemblies for the defence, space, rail, mining, medical, photonics and beverage industries.  We are an Approved Supplier for many defence primes, including BAE Systems, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and Thales. Our quality management system is accredited to AS9100D + ISO9001 and our manufacturing capabilities extend from bespoke one-off parts to mass production full-component assemblies.

Projects / tasks:

Aerospace Lean Manufacturing Systems Review & Improvement Project.

Technical skills:

  1. General engineering / problems solving skills
  2. Elementary project management software skills
  3. Advanced Microsoft Excel data analysis skills

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Good communication skills and keen to learn.

Business description:

An Australian aerospace maintenance and engineering services company. Our services include engines, engineering, engine test cells, HUMS, components and manufacturing.

Projects / tasks:

Design of repair procedures to engine components, incorporation of publication changes to manuals, assessment of damaged components for further engine operation, design of new engine support equipment (including test cell facility), use of design change management process (i.e. documentation of justification of design changes which are reviewed and approved by other engineers). Condition monitoring and reliability experience could also be provided to the intern.

Technical skills:

Final-year students in either Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering, having familiarity with propulsion, materials, structures, thermodynamics plus given core units. Advanced software programming skills would be desirable, as would familiarity with mathematical modelling, CAD and FEA.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

The intern will be analytical, work effectively in a team environment, and be willing to learn.

Business description:

A business focused on Automation, Robotics, Vision System and Advanced Sensing. Electrical, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering.

Projects / tasks:

3D Vision System Development ;  Robotic picking and packing

Technical skills:

Mechatronic Engineering Intern. Preferably in their 3rd or 4th year

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Willing to get involved in a flexible role that may involve a range of disciplines including mechanical, electrical and software engineering

Business description:

We produce 21st Century space mission control software, using machine learning and gaming graphics to greatly reduce the challenge of operating spacecraft. We sell flight software and our operations centre services companies in the USA and Australia. Our customers include fortune 500 companies, NewSpace, military, and government satellite owners. We specialise in large constellations and fleet control (100+ satellite) and machine learning applications to space.

Our founders have world class flight heritage which includes large commercial spaceflight as well as microsatellites and CubeSats. Our operations experts include senior instructors from the US military space school and seasoned operators from USSTRATCOM. Two of our founders have PhDs from world class robotics laboratories.

Projects / tasks:

There are a wide range of machine learning tasks for space that interns can participate in. Prior interns worked on space weather analytics to fill gaps in critical data, orbital mechanics, the design of large 100+ constellations, and spacecraft design.

Technical skills

If the student can code we can teach them to do space: Orbital mechanics, spacecraft design, SATCOM, space physics. Students that can code and do space are high interest but preference is for C#/Unity coders. Interns wishing to go into the Machine Learning and Spacecraft Engineering streams should have a good knowledge of Python and/or C/C++.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

What we want:

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

Business description:

  1. Manufacturing landing gear and hydraulic components for the international Joint Strike Fighter program.
  2. The design and implementation of repairs for aircraft landing gear systems, and other aircraft functional components.
  3. Design and implementation of Additive Material (3D printing) repairs for aircraft landing gear systems, and other aircraft functional components.

We provide a unique opportunity to gain experience of the technologies used to effectively sustain Defence’s aerospace, maritime and land capabilities at significantly reduced cost, including: * Design and implementation of precision manufacturing and maintenance tasks * Non-destructive testing * Corrosion protection and surface finishing * Additive Material repairs including the application of 3D printed metallic repair techniques: Supersonic Particle Deposition and Laser Additive Deposition

Projects / tasks:

  1. Design of jigs to support the metallic processing of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter components. The project involves observing the manual metallic processing of manufactured parts, and designing and implementing workflow processes and equipment which accelerate the schedule but without compromising safety or quality. The project feeds into our existing F-35 JSF manufacturing and maintenance program.
  2. Design of Additive Material repairs for the F-35 JSF and MH60R Romeo. The project involves redesigning traditional repairs using AM technology. The project feeds into our existing F-35 JSF and MH-60R Romeo maintenance programs.

Technical skills:

The intern should have a mechanical, aerospace or materials engineering degree. A person who seeks to understand technologies, and to use that understanding to sustain current levels of engineering, maintenance, and manufacturing performance.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

The ideal Engineering Intern must have a safety focus and be a team player. Someone who is excited by a Defence engineering career and who aspires to contribute productively. The ideal Engineering Intern will also have a vision for improving engineering, maintenance, and manufacturing performance.

Business description:

We specialise in ship–air integration and innovative solutions that support the development and management of ship–helicopter operating limits.  We work with defence forces across the world to conduct flight tests in the harshest maritime environments to prove and enable the embarked aviation capability of the defence forces. We define limits that give operators the confidence to fly helicopters and unmanned aircraft systems from ships at sea when and where required.

Projects / tasks:

  1. Developing a template for converting Confluence DocBook exports into Formal Software Documentation.
    1. Programming
    2. Full SDLC activities
  2. Expanding the existing Embarked Visualisation Suite Common Content Library to contain and classify more assets (ship and helicopter models).
    1. Programming in C#
    2. Full SDLC activities

Technical skills:

Basic programming skills (any language).

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Good communication skills, eager to learn and take instruction,

Business description:

We are a leader in the field of Aerospace & Military Fabrication, Repair, Manufacturing & Design Technologies. We focus on supporting the Civil Aerospace and Defence communities with CASA/AS9100 and ISO accredited specialist competencies and skills in:

  • Advanced Composite/Sheet Metal Component Repair/Manufacture
  • Fabrication Technologies (Welding/Machining/Heat Treatment/Metal Forming/Structures)
  • Advanced Surface Treatment (Electroplating/Painting)
  • Innovative Engineering Design/Approvals/Test and Evaluation

Our client base includes some of Australia’s most trusted and respected Defence and Aerospace organisations such as CASG, RAAF, Army, Navy, Airbus, Boeing, BAE Systems, Hawker Pacific, Royal Flying Doctors, DST, Cobham, CEA Technologies & Raytheon Australia. Ours is a ‘total solution’ focus, whether for prototyping or production.

Projects / tasks:

Manufacture of aircraft structures, engineering on Tube Launched UAV systems & composite manufacture.

Technical skills:

CAD

Intern interpersonal qualities:

The ideal intern is someone who is highly motivated, innovative, interested in everything Defence from a structural perspective and loves getting their hands dirty from time to time.