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Industry and community projects

  1. Overview
  2. Eligibility and how to apply

Eligibility and how to apply


To be eligible to enrol in an Industry and Community Project Unit (ICPU) you need to:

  • be an undergraduate student
  • have completed 72 credit points
  • have a free elective available in your degree.

How to enrol in an ICPU

Applications for Semester 1 and Semester 2 2019 open on 12 December 2018, when you'll be able to enrol for both semesters. Applications for Semester 1 2019 are now closed. Applications for Semester 2 close on 7 July 2019. 

Projects are also available for students to take as an intensive in July. Information about how to apply for these projects will be available in March.

Projects will have a maximum capacity of 30 students for each project so we recommend you apply as early as possible.

1. Select a shell unit through Sydney Student

The first step is to select a shell unit for the project through Sydney Student. If you've already enrolled you can do this by changing your units of study (go to ‘My studies’, ‘Units of study’, then ‘Change your units of study’).

You'll need to select the shell unit related to your faculty or school. If you're unable to see the unit you'll need to apply for special permission for that shell unit (go to 'My studies', 'Units of study', then 'Other options'.

Choose the shell unit for your faculty or school:

  • Sydney School of Architecture - ARCH3108
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (including Sydney College of the Arts and Sydney School of Education and Social Work) - INDP3000*
  • The University of Sydney Business School - BUSS3110
  • School of Pharmacy - PHAR4820
  • Sydney Conservatorium of Music - PERF3640
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies - ENGG3800
  • Faculty of Health Sciences - HSBH3026
  • Sydney Law School - LAWS3508 (Bachelor of Laws), LAWS5208 (Juris Doctor)**
  • Faculty of Science (including Sydney School of Veterinary Science) - SCPU3001.

*If you're in a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies and in your third year, you'll need to select the unit from this list related to your major: ANHS3998, ANTH3998, ARBC3998, ARCO3998, ARHT3998, ARIN3998, ASNS3998, BBCL3998, CAEL3998, CHNS3998, ECON3998, ECOP3998, EDUF3998, ENGL3998, EUST3998, FILM3998, FRNC3998, GCST3998, GOVT3898, GRKA3998, GRMN3998, HBRW3998, HSTY3998, ICLS3998, INDG3998, INGS3998, INMS3998, ITLN3998, JCTC3998, JPNS3998, KRNS3998, LATN3998, LNGS3998, MECO3998, MGRK3998, PHIL3998, PRFM3998, RLST3998, SCLG3998, SLSS3998, SPAN3998, USSC3998.

**Combined Law students in years 1, 2 and 3 should enrol in the faculty shell unit relevant to their non-law degree. Bachelor of Law and Juris Doctor students who are in their final or penultimate year and have completed a minimum of 48 credit points of core law units, are also eligible to apply.

You will need to include a signed and witnessed copy of the deed poll with your application, (it may be witnessed by anyone over 18). This can be uploaded in the supporting documentation section. Make sure you consider the acknowledgments in the deed carefully before responding to the offer to undertake the project. Your application will not be accepted without a signed copy of the deed poll.

2.  Select your preferences

If you've successfully enrolled, we will email you with instructions on how to select your top three projects in order of preference.

  • Semester 1 projects: we'll email you on 4 or 5 February 2019.
  • Semester 2 projects: we'll email you on 15 or 16 July 2019.

You will need to complete your Semester 1 preference selection by 10 February 2019, to complete your enrolment in the unit.

You will be allocated to a project from 12 February for Semester 1 units. We will then email you with project information.

We cannot guarantee that you will be allocated to your preferred projects.

If you have any enquiries about selecting your preferences email

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Last updated: 07 February 2019

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