As the Australian Journal of Mining reports, ABB will provide a mechatronics lab, amongst others equipped with control and automation systems to give students a training opportunity with these technologies. In addition, the company will offer scholarships and internships.
The University will run courses each year with ABB guest lecturers, giving students the opportunity to gain experience with ABB's System 800xA and automation equipment in areas such as control engineering, mine ventilation and mine management.
UQ’s School of Mechanical and Mining Professor, Peter Knights, said the association with ABB allowed UQ to collaborate with a world leader in power and automation technologies.
“The equipment donation to the laboratory will enable students to gain hands on experience related to the design, construction and testing of their innovations.”