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Engineer Edgar

Curtin Motor Sports Team
Interdisciplinary Work

I wanted to learn more about cars, so I joined the extracurricular Motor Sports Team. I used skills like welding, developed during practical classes in my Bachelor of Engineering course, but further developed these skills through practical shop experience with the Motor Sports Team. I learned new skills too, like SANDING! Perhaps more importantly, I worked as a member of a team with engineers from other engineering disciplines.

Initially comprised mainly of engineers, the team was keen to work closely with students from design and marketing to develop a brochure and to assist us in recruiting corporate sponsors. We couldn't have done it without them, and they became key players on our team.

What did I learn from all this?

Delivering a complex machine like an automobile requires teamwork and the coordination of specialists from a broad range of disciplines. We couldn't have done it without sponsortship, and this meant working closely with marketing and design specialists in addition to engineers from other engineering specialisations. The Motor Sport Team is a truly interdisciplinary experience, and I recommend it to everyone!.

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Created 10/08/2009 at 16:16:48

Modified 11/08/2009 at 8:22:15