Deakin University provides higher education for suitably qualified Australian and full fee-paying students through open campus flexible learning modes in which the place, time, mode and pace of study are flexible. The University operates across six campuses: Melbourne (Burwood), Geelong (Waurn Ponds), Waterfront (Geelong City), Rusden, Toorak and Warrnambool. Academic studies are coordinated through the faculties of: Arts; Business and Law; Education; Health and Behavioural Sciences; and Science and Technology. Education and training is available at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels, covering the disciplines in these faculties and including professional courses, mid-career professional development courses and postgraduate studies by course work and research.
Deakin University has concentrated research expertise in nine priority areas including Metal manufacturing. This group's work is based within the School of Engineering and Technology and takes place under two exciting new industry based research programs with Ford Australia: Stamping Technology for Automotive Manufacturing Processes (STAMP) and Iron and Aluminium Solidification Technology (FAST). The research is carried out in partnership with industry to solve real industry problems in metal manufacturing including metallurgy, control, modelling, automation and design.
The research team has recently become part of a Collaborative Research Centre (CASTmm), and has partnerships with many other organisations including BHP, Castrol, IMAG, Ajax Technology Centre, National Forge, Quality Heat, Foseco, and the Strategic Industry Research Foundation.
The School of Engineering and Technology has strong research activities in various metal-forming processes. Current research projects include: hot and cold-rolling of steel, aluminium and lead; sheet metal forming; hot and cold forging; grinding and machining. The technologies being applied include: microstructural modelling; friction and lubrication analysis; vision and control systems; clean manufacturing; flexible manufacturing; numerical modelling of deformation processes.
The key feature of these activities is the use of an integrated approach to solve complex industrial problems. Students work in teams and spend up to 80% of their time on-site at the industrial partner's production facilities.
The School of Engineering and Technology has established research expertise in the: thermomechanical processing of metals; fatigue, fracture and creep of composites and other advanced materials; structure-property relationships of steels, lead and aluminium alloys; processing and performance of advanced materials.
This research is supported by several well equipped materials laboratory. The School is capable of a wide range of materials testing and analysis tasks.
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