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Career opportunities

Gain industry experience to kickstart your career

Our network of 1200+ industry partners provides our students with work placements, internships, capstone projects and graduate employment opportunities.

At the University of Sydney we’re creating the engineers, computing professionals and project managers of the future – those highly-sought-after graduates that industry is looking for.

We believe that practical industry experience plays a key role in your development, complementing your studies by providing you with the essential leadership, communication and practical skills required to succeed.

That is why we are so proud of our close relationships with a range of well-regarded companies across a broad spectrum of disciplines. These connections allow us to support you in acquiring the vital skills relevant to your area of interest and future career.

Our industry connections

We have relationships with a wide range of companies in the engineering, computing and project management fields, including Microsoft, Rio Tinto, Lend Lease, Telstra, GE Australia, Commonwealth Bank and Westpac.

Learn more about our industry partners.

Professional experience

As part of your development, you will be required to complete a minimum of 12 weeks (60 days) of full-time, hands-on industrial work experience during the course of your degree.

This on-the-job experience is designed to enhance your technical skills and knowledge, providing you with invaluable industry insights and the opportunity to forge important professional connections. It will also qualify you for accreditation by Engineers Australia.

You’ll have the flexibility of completing this industry experience in one block or over the span of an entire year, as long as you’re still enrolled in the program.

Leadership scholarship

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Our Leadership Scholarship is one of the most valuable engineering, information technologies and project management undergraduate scholarships in Australia for both financial support and leadership development.

As a scholarship recipient, you will have the chance to work with some of Australia’s leading firms through industry placements, and have access to leadership resources, networking opportunities, international collaborations and mentoring. You will also receive $18,000 in financial support each year of your studies.

Learn more or apply for a scholarship.

Student internships and industry placements

You may get the opportunity to spend 24 weeks with a leading company as part of your final year of study. The Engineering Sydney Industry Placement Scholarship (ESIPS) enrichs your the learning experience by giving you on-the-job experience as a part of an industry team and under the guidance of an industry mentor.

This placement also meets the fourth-year course requirements, giving you valuable work experience while earning credit towards the completion of your degree. 

If eligible, you will be placed to work full time on a specific business problem, applying the insights gained through your studies and undertaking high-level investigative research, analysis and testing to design potential solutions.

Read about student placement experiences:

Careers fair

Graduates and recruiters interacting at a career fair

Our annual Careers Fair presents a unique forum for our engineering, computing and project management students to meet with organisations that specialise in these fields. It is an ideal setting for you to create new industry contacts and discuss graduate employment, vacation placements and scholarship opportunities.

Career services

Our Careers Centre offers an abundance of services and resources to help you identify your career options and achieve your career goals.


We will certainly be putting any future graduates from your school on the top of our recruitment list.
Karl Sullivan, General Manager, Risk Insurance Council of Australia