Major Industrial Project (ELEC4714)


Students spend 6 months at an industrial placement working on a major engineering project relevant to their engineering stream. This is a 24 credit point unit, which may be undertaken as an alternative to ELEC4702 Practical Experience, ELEC4712/4713 Thesis A and B, and two recommended electives. This unit of study gives students experience in carrying out a major project within an industrial environment, and in preparing and presenting detailed technical reports (both oral and written) on their work. The project is carried out under joint University/ industry supervision, with the student essentially being engaged full time on the project at the industrial site.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


Practical Experience 37 hrs/week.


Through semester assessment (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


36 credits of at least 3rd year units of study


ELEC4713, ELEC4711, ELEC4710, ELEC4712

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.