NTT DATA: Mobile Phone as a Public Transport Fare Payment Device (2021-22)

Mobile Phone as a Public Transport Fare Payment Device (2021-22)

Date close:
Sunday, 5th September 2021

This project is proudly funded and supported by NTT DATA.

Level 14/ 628 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Description of the project:

Develop a Mobile App for iOS and/or Android platforms based on an SDK. The App should support all the functionalities of the current fare payment devices. The App must also display all the HMI messages and indicators in line with current readers.

Project Aims:

Ultimately, the objective of this work is to produce a prototype fare payment device (reader) hosted by a mobile phone so that if productised, patrons could use mobile phones as validators rather than the general public validators.

Available to:
All Students
Art, Design and Architecture
Business and Economics
Information Technology
Employment Type:
Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or
Hold an Australian permanent resident/humanitarian visa, or
Hold an international student visa (Must be Melbourne placed during placement period)

Applications for this project are welcome from penultimate and subsequent year undergraduates, Masters and PhD students (coursework and research) who are currently enrolled full-time at Monash including for the period December 2021 to end of February 2022..

Selection and Required Criteria:

Your application will be reviewed by senior university members and assessed against the following criteria:

  • Quality of covering letter, resume and on-line application including spelling & grammar

  • Relevance of your degree to the project(s) you select

  • Skills, ability, knowledge and experience relevant to the project(s) you apply for

  • Quick Learners, adaptable and enthusiastic.

  • Career goals and ambitions

  • Successful interview with industry partner

  • Experience in modern programming languages.

  • Exposure to mobile App development would be beneficial

Please note:

  • Scope for MITI projects are determined by the industry partners, this includes student disciplines and whether they require students at undergraduate, Masters or PhD level.

  • The final selection of the MITI project team will be made by the industry partner.

12 weeks
Max number of recipients:
Date close:
Sunday, 5th September 2021

NTT DATA, as part of the NTT group, is a global business committed to making life better through technology and innovation. We are experts in managing services contracts and are system integrators, which means we are not wedded to one infrastructure or technology provider, but instead source products from different companies to fit individual situations. We integrate leading technology and the latest hardware to create world-class platforms that can expand and adapt as required. We’re known for our proven expertise in industries like healthcare, financial services, insurance, manufacturing and the public sector, but particularly transit.

NTT DATA has become a long-term partner to Victorian Department of Transport, operating Melbournes public transport ticketing system, known as myki. The myki ticketing system is one of the largest mass transit smartcard projects in the world. The solution is scaled for more than 20 million smartcards that are used for more than 25,000 devices located on trains, trams, and buses, distributed across metropolitan and regional areas, whilst also supporting over 600 retail locations. The NTT DATA solution has seamlessly managed the ever-increasing volume of trips since beginning operations over a decade ago. To keep pace with growth and to provide PTV with the latest in innovation, NTT DATA continues to improve my by implementing technologies that will accommodate the system now and well into the future.