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  • Locations: Batam, Indonesia
  • Program Terms: Autumn
  • Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
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Dates / Deadlines:

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All other programs: There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Key Experience Criteria
Key Experience Criteria
RMIT schools: Engineering Study level: Undergraduate
Click here for a definition of this term Language of instruction at host institution: English Program type: Global Work
About your Experience
Nina Indonesia
Program details:
  • Tour Leader: Sabu John & Marcos Anastassiou
  • Program Dates: TBC 3 trips to Batam, Indonesia. The first trip is planned in February 2018, the second one is in July 2018 and the last one is in October 2018
  • Availability: 2 places
RPC Technologies (“RPC”) are specialists in their field, offering integrated services to the defence, Infrastructure and Environment, GRP Pipe Systems, GRE Pipe Systems, Resource and Energy, and rail sectors.  Composite materials are re-shaping the world, and RPC is re-shaping the way advanced composites are blended with more traditional methods of production to deliver engineered and manufactured solutions that take performance to the next level. RPC operate from a campus in Batam, Indonesia and are enthusiastic to develop new products. The Humdinger project is a military and civil defence vehicle that is owned by Gibbs Technology & Humdinger and needs to license design changes of some parts to reduce costs. Changes may include switching some parts form Prepreg- carbon fiber to non pre preg carbon fiber to GRP, the trade- off being a slight increase in weight.

This project aims to develop (through research, design, verification, trial and tests) light weight, commercially competitive, optimized parts for the Humdinger vehicle. Some of the parts that could be re-designed could include:
  • Engine cover
  • Floor panels
  • The doors
  • The floor
  • The inner tub
  • Front deck lid
  • The entire deck
  • Rear engine cover assembly

These lightweight GRP parts shall be manufactured by RPC in Batam Indonesia. Consideration in the design shall take account of:
  • Physical environment both marine and land specifications
  • Optimization and Integrity of the structure ( e.g. fit for purpose)
This program is open to undergraduate Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering students in their final year.

Academic Credit
The project is equivalent to a 12-24CP course. Options for enrolment include OENG1167, OENG 1168 (Engineering Capstone Projects) or MIET2065, MIET2066 (International Industry Experience) or OENG1074

Program cost
The approximate cost of this program is AU$4000.
This cost includes the following:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
Additional Costs to Consider:
  • RMIT Tuition Fee
  • Host Country Visa (if applicable)
  • Personal Expenditure
  • Travel Insurance
Application and Selection process
Step 1: Students being interested in this project are required to send their latest CVs and academic transcripts to Nina Nguyen at:
Step 2: Shortlisted students are invited for an interview. Attributes include:
- highly motivated;
- excellent CAD design and modelling skills;
- interest in composite materials engineering.
Step 3: Selected students will be recommended to partners for final approval.
  • Last day to withdraw is 1/2/2018. If withdrawing before flights are ticketed, a cancellation fee of $250 will be applied. If withdrawing after flights are ticketed, all refund is required.
  • 02 x $7000 New Colombo Plan grant available 
There may be alternative ways to fund your trip. Please check the Scholarships website and Global Mobility website for funding options.


Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.