Student Placement Opportunities with the Defence Science and Technology Group

The Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group) is the Australian Government’s lead agency charged with applying science and technology to protect and defend Australia and its national interests.

Each year DST Group offers a limited number of placements over the university summer vacation period, and longer term placements for students who have a mandatory requirement to undertake an industry placement as part of their degree. The primary objective of these placements is to support the education of promising tertiary students by providing them with a means by which they can satisfy the formal requirement of their degree that they complete and industry placement.

Students from UQ are welcome to apply for placements at all DST Group sites across Australia. Closer to home, this summer two projects are being offered at DST Group Brisbane, and one longer term (up to 12 months) project. The projects are suited to Engineering students from an Electrical, Avionics, Aerospace, Software, Mechatronic or similar field of study. These project offers an exciting opportunity to work with DST Group. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with the DST Group Brisbane team to develop innovative solutions to exciting, dynamic, and challenging technical problems.

These projects would be appropriate for 3rd and 4th year students.

Student placement opportunities have now been advertised on the APScareers website. The application pages are here:

SVP: https://defencecareers.nga.net.au/?jati=1D41692A-F7A4-7B26-46D7-9B15DA0C04E3

IEP: https://defencecareers.nga.net.au/?jati=A36A51BC-5433-D2B6-31BE-9B15DA16B5FA

Industry Experience Placements (IEP)

Industry Experience Placements (IEP) projects are available to university students who have a mandatory requirement to undertake an industry placement as part of their degree. IEP Projects run for a varied length of time up to a maximum of 12 months.

Of the projects listed, DST Group Brisbane has one project advertised:

IEP – Development of Ground Control Software Package for High Speed Flight Testing

Summer Vacation Placements (SVP)

Successful SVP applicants will undertake a 12 week research project at DST Group commencing in November 2017 and concluding in February 2018 to align with the university academic calendar.

Of the projects listed, DST Group Brisbane has two projects advertised:

SVP – Lithium Ion Battery Management for High Speed Flight Vehicles

SVP – Development of Ground Control Software Package for High Speed Flight Testing

More Information

Full details about the Summer Vacation Scholarships can be found on the DST Group Website:

https://www.dst.defence.gov.au/careers/scholarships-and-placements

Applications close: Friday, 2 June, 2017.

 

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