Industry and Community Projects

A key aspect of the undergraduate curriculum is to deliver opportunities for students to address authentic problems and issues.
To deliver these learning experiences, the University has partnered with a broad range of industry, community and government organisations to source genuine problems that allow students to tackle pressing challenges in a real world context.

Working in multidisciplinary groups, with academic oversight from a project coordinator, students will research, analyse and present solutions to the problems set by the external partner.

The projects deliver collaboration across discipline areas and provide opportunities to work with major industry partners in project groups of students from a diverse range of disciplinary backgrounds.

About the Industry and Community Projects

Detailed information about the specific projects offered, assessment and enrolment processes are found on the Sydney Undergraduate Experience website.

About the units of study

Industry and Community Project units of study will be offered as selective units within majors.

Industry and Community Project units are open to all third-year students who meet the eligibility requirements and all fourth-year students who have a spare elective. Students interested in taking these units need to follow their faculty’s instructions to enrol in a shell unit via Special Permission:

  • Architecture, Design and Planning: Please contact your Program Director to discuss enrolling in an Industry and Community Project.
  • Arts and Social Sciences: Please see the Exchange, Internship and Project units in the Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Handbook and contact your Course Coordinator for more information. Students should enrol in INDP3000 Interdisciplinary Project. This unit is available to students who have completed at least 48 credit points of prior study and who have a weighted average mark above 65.
  • Business: Please see the Business School electives in the Sydney Business School Undergraduate Handbook.
  • Engineering and Information Technologies: Please see the Engineering units of study in the Engineering and Information Technology Undergraduate Handbook. Students should enrol in ENGG3800.
  • Health Sciences: Please contact your Course Coordinator to discuss enrolling in an Industry and Community Project.
  • Science: Please see the Science electives in the Science Undergraduate Handbook.
  • Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Please see Analysis, History and Culture Studies in the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Handbook. Students should enrol in PERF3640 Industry and Community Project.
  • Sydney Law School: Please see the Sydney Law School Handbook. Combined Law students in years 1, 2 and 3 must enrol in the faculty shell unit relevant to their non-law degree. Only Bachelor of Laws students in their final or penultimate year will enrol in LAWS3508. Juris Doctor students in their final or penultimate year must enrol through LAWS5208.