09 February 2015

Marcus Taylor, RIIERP Program to iSyst Intelligente (Germany)

Marcus completed his Masther Thesis at iSyst Intelligente in Germany as part of the RIIERP program.

“As part of my Master Thesis, I designed and developed a multi-purpose configuration tool for programming the Hardware-in-the-Loop or HiL sensor simulation interfaces, writing the hardware connection and the Graphical User Interface or GUI in two separate languages.”

RMIT Program: Masters of Engineering

Global Program: RIIERP

Destination: iSyst Intelligente (Germany)

Marcus was given the opportunity to work with an industry leader in test verification and analysis systems for Safety Electronic Control Modules in the Automotive industry. He was exposed to state-of-the-art methodologies and practices and he felt that the research and development environment at iSyst Intelligente catered brilliantly for his research.

"In 2012 I commenced postgraduate studies with RMIT Melbourne studying Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering. In 2013 during my second year of my Masters of Engineering at RMIT I was awarded with membership to the RMIT chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society for outstanding academic achievement. After being successfully accepted into the RIIERP programme in 2013, I was recommended by Professor Sylvester Abanteriba to iSyst Intelligente in Nürnberg Germany. For my third and final year of studies, I completed my Master Thesis at iSyst Intelligent in Nürnberg Germany, in conjunction with the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg, as an exchange student from RMIT Melbourne as part of the RIIERP programme. The field of research was in the automotive discipline of Design Verification and Testing Analysis Systems. As part of my Master Thesis, I designed and developed a multi-purpose configuration tool for programming the Hardware-in-the-Loop or

HiL sensor simulation interfaces, writing the hardware connection and the Graphical User Interface or GUI in two separate languages.

My experience throughout the RIIERP programme was excellent. By participating in the RIIERP programme I was able to work with an industry leader in test verification and analysis systems for Safety Electronic Control Modules in the Automotive industry. I was also exposed to state-of-the-art methodologies and practices. The research and development environment at iSyst Intelligente catered brilliantly for my research and my supervisor was marvellous, providing leadership and support. I also had the opportunity to use my German language skills having successfully completed my A2 Level in German Language studies at the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg. Here you will find a photo of me with the team from iSyst Intelligente. Standing on my left is the company owner Professor Hans Rauch.

The RIIERP staff at RMIT offered wonderful support for coordinating and with preparing for embarking overseas. The staffs from the International Office at the Technische Hochschule in Nürnberg also have to be commended for their brilliant coordination of the enrolment and transition processes.

After completing all academic requirements for my Master of Engineering studies, I have now been employed by an industry leader in the Defence and Space industry. I am grateful to RMIT for providing me with such a wonderful opportunity through the RIIERP programme and build on my knowledge and experience that I have gained having worked in the Automotive industry for two decades. I am also sincerely grateful for this marvellous opportunity that Professor Sylvester Abanteriba provided to me. The overseas research assignment as part of my Master of Engineering studies at RMIT has provided me with the skills to conduct comprehensive and methodical investigations at my place of work and will continue to benefit me throughout my career."

 RIIERP student, Marcus Taylor

RIIERP student, Marcus Taylor