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Manufacturing-related project ideas


CEED has many Manufacturing clients.  Here are some of the most popular projects offered by manufacturing companies for CEED students, over the past few years:

Lean - 5S, Kanban, waste identification and reduction 

Asset management, lifecycle modelling/costing 
Maintenance planning & management,
preparing for MEX installation
Proof of concept, prototype development – electronics, robotics, automation
Condition monitoring Quality – TQM, audits, develop plans, update work instructions/documentation
Design / Modelling (CAD, Maths, statistics, 2D & 3D, FEA, CFD)

Energy / water management, optimisation,
carbon footprint analysis


Operations research Build intranet / knowledge management system
Process control Assist with ERP system implementation
Process Mapping, Analysis & Improvement (production processes and/or information systems)
Build extra reporting functions on existing ERP / SAP systems
Custom Software Application development Build links between current software/systems

Build databases, data migration Training - effectiveness study, training materials upgrade
Review and Select Best Off-Shelf Software Package

Professional development - Competency system for ID and tracking of skills training

Marketing and advertising plans Employee retention strategy
Marketing research – customers, industry, product Finance/Accounting - systemise ID and tracking of R&D expenditure – to maximise AusIndustry tax concession claims












The students available for CEED projects come from 3 Universities - Queensland University of Technology (QUT), the University of Queensland (UQ), and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) ... and from 2010, the University of Sydney (IT students only at this stage).  The students are able to complete a company project as part of their final undergraduate year, or during a Masters coursework degree.  The project duration is normally 1 semester (~13 weeks).

Students receive academic credit and are assessed on the outcome of the project.  They also receive a scholarship - which comes out of the project fee, payable by companies.

If you or your company would like to know more about sponsoring a CEED project on your project - including student availability, timing, project fee payable, etc please click here.  Insurances are provided.  Clients retain ownership of IP.

Should you have any queries or want to discuss a project idea with us, please contact Deidre Marczynski at CEED on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone: +61 7 3841 5500 (Brisbane AU).



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