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Interdisciplinary projects

Boost your employability with our new industry project units
Be part of an industry and community project and prepare for the future: think about and respond to real world challenges, gain career experience and collaborate across disciplines.

As part of the future of work, Sydney has taken great strides to ensure our teaching and learning experiences are best preparing graduates for the future of work.

The University has welcomed more than 30 leading business, government and community organisations to offer real-world projects, available for eligible students to apply for in 2019. These projects champion collaboration across discipline areas and provide rare opportunities for students to work with major industry partners on real-world problems. 

Previous interdisciplinary projects

Students will work in interdisciplinary groups throughout the semester, in collaboration with the industry partner and academic lead. Groups will present their projects to the industry partner at the end of the semester.

Some of our partners are Accenture, Airbnb, Allianz, ANZ Bank, AGL, Art Gallery of NSW, Bain & Company, Career Seekers, Data 61 | CSIRO, CommBank, City Recital Hall, DXC Technology, JWT, NSW Farmer’s Association, PwC, Public Service Commission, Westpac and Westmead.

The projects are open to all eligible undergraduate students who have completed 72 credit points and have a spare elective within their degree. Enrolments for summer intensives and 2019 Semester projects will commence around September.

Some of our partners and projects

Partner Project


Technology Disruption through autonomous vehicles, drones and AI
AGL The future of the electricity grid


AirBNB experiences


Millennials and the future of work

ANZ Bank

Digital disruption

Bain & Co

Diversity in Australian workplaces


Solutions for obesity

Career Seekers

Resettlement of asylum seekers and refugees


Social Innovation Challenge

City Recital Hall

The future of performance

Data 61 | CSIRO

The future of milk

Dexus Impact on transport due to technology

DIPX International

Informing patient experience through data

Glebe Community Development

Living side by side: social sustainability in Inner Sydney

Nano Institute Nanoscience entrepreneurship and design

NSW Parliament

Parliament's engagement

NSW Parliament

Social media and politics

Public Defenders

Not Guilty - Sydney Exoneration Project

Public Service Commission

Diversity in Leadership


Future of Sydney's precincts


Impact of climate change


High performance workplaces


What will you do when you grow up?


Using virtual and augmented reality in training


Using cognitive computing and AI to anticipate product-preference


Impact of drones with one sky to benefit air travellers


Microfinancing refugee businesses

Health Literacy Hub and Western Sydney Local Health District

Improving health literacy

Westmead Redevelopment and Western Sydney Local Health District Wayfinding at Westmead Hospital Precinct
Westmead Redevelopment and Western Sydney Local Health District Sustainability: Furniture Reuse, Repurpose and Recycling


The impact of artificial intelligence on banking


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