This is a really important day for the school and it’s certainly a very important day for the students. The final year project is a very significant piece of work, it represents a year’s worth of work. My name is Stephen Coulter and I’m studying a Bachelor of Electrical and Mechatronic Engineering. My final year project was a 2016 National Instruments Autonomous Robotics Competition. This year’s goal was autonomous robots in the hospital, so hospitals of the future. My name is Damon Smith and I’m studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering. My project is titled “A Network of Blimps” and this involves investigating the use of blimps to deploy mesh networking. These blimps are using helium filled balloons to gain lift. This project has a wide variety of applications. The application we’re investigating is using it to provide networking. They spend a lot of time learning calculus and mechanics and electrical circuits, but of course the final year project represents the outcome of all of that being integrated together and put towards the genuine engineering task of solving a particular problem.