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Industry and community projects

  1. Overview
  2. Projects and partners
  3. 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
  • meet the criteria specified in the Handbook for the unit of study you intend to complete.

How to apply

Enrolments for February intensives and semester-long projects open in December.

1. Select a shell unit in 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 major(s).

Choose the shell unit for your faculty or school:

  • Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning - 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 - ACCT3400, BANK3400, CLAW3400, FINC3400, IBUS3400, INFS3400, MKTG3400, QBUS3400, WORK3400, WORK3401
  • 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, should enrol in LAWS3508/5208.

2. Register for a project

Once you've successfully enrolled, we will email you with instructions on how to register for a project.

You will finalise your enrolment in the unit and select your project in Sydney Student (go to 'My studies', 'Enrolment', then Project registration'. There are a limited number of places per project. To secure your first preference it is recommended that you register as soon as project registration opens.

Once you've registered for a project, you will need to upload a signed and witnessed Deed Poll to Canvas. Make sure you consider the acknowledgments in the deed carefully before submission. The Deed Polls will be collected in the first week of class. You will be granted access to Canvas the week before teaching starts for your enrolled session.

If you have any questions about registering for a project, you can email

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Last updated: 11 October 2019

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