Industry placement programs

Engineering Sydney manages a unique industrial placement scholarship program. You can have top students working on a chosen research project and provide them with an excellent opportunity to sample a relevant workplace environment.

Our two industry based scholarships Summer Research Placement Project (SARPPS) and the Major Industrial Placement Project Scholarship (MIPPS), are outlined in detail below. Discuss being a part of our placement programs with Keiran Passmore on 9351 5768.

Summer & Research Placement Project Scholarship (SARPPS)

10 -12 weeks duration that is, 60 days over the summer plus: two days a week in first semester or one day a week over both semesters one and two.

Total duration: approximately 86 days.

Foundation Member Non-Foundation member
Total $13,850 Total $14,400
  • integrates industrial experience with Research Project / thesis
  • students receive academic credit for industrial experience
  • all students must have a minimum of a credit average
  • all students considered appropriate will go into a pool
  • companies will be invited to participate in the interview process
  • companies will not necessarily receive the student of their choice for the placement but will not be forced to take a student
  • all companies will be guaranteed the student they receive is from the pool
  • the suitability of the placement and the likely research topic and an appropriate student to fit requirements will be decided jointly between the academic liaison supervisor, the company and the student, and;
  • if companies especially IT companies are unable to provide a research topic this does not prohibit them having a student as long as they are provided with meaningful developmental project work. The Academic Supervisor will visit the student at least twice over the placement period.

Major Industrial Placement Project Scholarship (MIPPS)

Approximately six months duration usually January to July
Scholarship Value $13,000 tax free to the student

Foundation Member Non-Foundation member
Total $24,000 Total $26,500
  • integrates industrial experience with Research Project / thesis
  • students receive academic credit for industrial experience
  • all students must have a minimum of a credit average
  • all students considered appropriate will go into a pool
  • companies will be invited to participate in the interview process
  • companies will not necessarily receive the student of their choice for the placement but will not be forced to take a student
  • all companies will be guaranteed the student they receive is from the pool
  • the suitability of the placement and the likely research topic and an appropriate student to fit requirements will be decided jointly between the academic liaison supervisor, the company and the student
  • if companies especially IT companies are unable to provide a research topic this does not prohibit them having a student as long as they are provided with meaningful developmental project work
  • the Academic Supervisor will normally visit the Company’s premises monthly for a progress meeting, and arrange to see the student, where this is feasible, at set times between such meetings, and;
  • three presentations will be expected from students: two in the School (again, if feasible) and at least one "in-house" on completion, if required by the Company.

Special Requirements: Students will be required to incorporate in their work Industry Case Studies in core curriculum areas of their degree program. Students are expected to show a proficiency in each of these case studies comparable with that which would be achieved in the units of study they are replacing.

If you are interested in sponsoring one of our scholarships or would like to discuss options, please email or phone +61 2 9351 5768 to arrange a meeting.