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Interdisciplinary projects

Boost your employability and tackle real-world issues
Collaborate with businesses, community organisations and government bodies on interdisciplinary projects and develop networks beyond the classroom.

The University of Sydney has partnered with over 45 leading organisations in both Australia and internationally to offer undergraduate students the opportunity to work on real world projects and engage with major industry partners.

Our 2019 partners include Accenture, Adobe, KPMG, Herbert Smith Freehills, MS Research, Westpac and many more.  Some of the real world projects you’ll have the opportunity to explore include the future of education, the impact of artificial intelligence, disrupting chronic illness and many more.

See the full list of 2019 projects and partners here.

Interdisciplinary projects can be taken intensively in July or as a semester-long project. In collaboration with an industry partner and academic lead, you will work in a group with other students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds and together you will research, analyse and present solutions to real world problems set by the partner. You will then have the opportunity to present your project with your group to the industry partner.

Why enrol in an industry project?

Gain industry experience

An industry and community project looks great on your resume. It demonstrates your practical and collaborative skills to potential employers. You'll also form valuable industry connections while gaining experience in the real world.

Collaborate across disciplines

You will work with students from different areas of study to find a solution. Collaborating with students from other disciplines will give you an advantage when applying for jobs. It also shows employers you can work with people from diverse backgrounds.

Solve real-world challenges

You'll be challenged to come up with a creative solution to problems that businesses are actually facing – not solving a question written in a textbook. You'll get a head start in thinking about and preparing for the future of work.

Who can enrol in an industry project?

The projects are 6 credit point units and open to all eligible undergraduate students who have completed 72 credit points and have a spare elective. Find out more about the eligibility criteria

This cross-disciplinary experience is a key stepping stone in preparing you for the workplace and gives you an insight into what life is like beyond the doors of the University.
Vincent Giannini (Bachelor of Commerce)