NCP 2018

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New Colombo Plan (NCP) Mobility Program

Wind Energy Technology, Production and Management


Domestic Students in Mechanical, Mechatronic or Electrical Engineering


The New Colombo Plan (NCP) Mobility Program is an Australian government initiative designed to deepen the relationship between Australia and other countries in the Indo-Pacific Region. Dr Tieling Zhang working in School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering was successfully awarded an NCP grant in 2017 with project entitled ”Wind Energy Technology, Production and Management China Wind Energy Industry Study Tour”. This project aims to support a two-week interactive study tour to China for domestic students in mechanical, mechatronic or electrical engineering, to observe and engage with wind energy application, wind turbine development, condition monitoring, manufacturing and wind farm operation management in China. A broad range of engineering professional programs will be held in association with three key universities and industry partners in wind energy.


The expected outcomes from this project are that students will experience the business and trading in renewable energy in China. Furthermore the study tour will provide students with the opportunity to build their future business networks, and observe operation and management of large wind farms, wind turbine design and manufacture in China.

This study tour will counts towards the Professional Experience required by the degree (2 weeks).

How to apply

For this year’s NCP program, we will select 10 domestic undergraduate students. Each of the students will be provided $3,000 for the two-week study tour in our Chinese university and industry partners, including Beijing Jiaotong University (Beijing), North China Electrical Power University (Beijing), Hebei University of Technology (Tianjin) and two or more companies in Beijing and Shijiazhuang. This study tour is planned to start from 22 November and finish on 6 December 2018.

If you are interested in the study tour, please submit your application accordingly. Please note that your application must include the following documents:

  • Official university transcripts
  • Statement of your motivation and ideas to participate in the program and benefit you will get for your future career development and your study (about 200 words)

The successful students will be selected by following the below criteria (equal value for both criteria):

  • Academic performance
  • 200 words statement of motivation, ideas and benefit

The completed application should be submitted to or by 10 September 2018.


If you have any query or issues in the application, please contact Dr Tieling Zhang by email ( for help.

Note: Only domestic students (Australian citizenship or permanent residence) are eligible for this award.