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Engineering Sydney Industry Placement Scholarship

Undertake a high-level investigative project for industry
Our Engineering Sydney Industry Placement Scholarship is designed to enrich your learning through a six-month on-the-job experience as part of an industry team under the guidance of an industry mentor and academic supervisor.

Our Engineering Sydney Industry Placement Scholarship (ESIPS) program is designed to place our highest achieving students studying either an undergraduate engineering degree or Master of Professional Engineering within leading industry companies during their final year of studies.

Our goal is to enrich the student’s learning experience by immersing them in industry, whilst offering companies the opportunity to work with talented young minds at an early stage in their career.

Over the course of a six-month full-time industry placement, each student involved in the program undertakes a high-level investigative project, based on the needs of their partner organisation.

The outcomes of this project will ultimately be presented to the partner organisation.

This industry placement also meets fourth-year course requirements, providing participating students with valuable work experience and six-months credit towards the completion of their engineering degree with no additional time added. 

Discover examples of previous high-level investigative projects undertaken by our students on behalf of their partner organisations.

ESIPS was initially launched by the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering under the name of Major Industrial Project Placement Scholarship Scheme in 2000. 

To be eligible to apply, you need to be a full-time enrolled student of the University.

To be successful, you will need to have completed all third-year core subjects and have an academic record and an approach to work and responsibilities which indicate that you have the potential of graduating with First Class Honours or equivalent.

You should be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal and communications skills, leadership qualities and self-motivation. ESIPS opportunities are advertised twice per year with successful students interviewed by both industry partner and academics before being awarded a scholarship.

Partner organisations

Our Engineering Sydney Industry Placement Scholarship has allowed our students to create research solutions that address the needs of the following leading commercial engineering companies and government organisations:

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Goldenfields Water


Griffith City Council


Westmead Hospital




Sydney Children's Hospital






Omniscient Neurotechnology




Parkes City Council






Saluda Health


Sea Forest






Sydney Water




Trility Group







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Our students

Emilia Winzenberg
Emilia Winzenberg, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Medical Science
"ESIPS allowed me to fully immerse myself in the biomedical engineering industry. My placement at Cochlear allowed me to undertake a real research project and experience what life as an engineer is like."