Gain career experience and boost your employability with our Industry and Community Project Units (ICPU).
Industry and Community Project Units (ICPUs) provide you with the opportunity to work on authentic problems and issues set out by industry, community and government organisations.
In collaboration with an industry partner and an academic lead, you will work in a group with other students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. Together you will research, analyse and present solutions to real world problems set by the external partner organisation. You will then have the opportunity to engage with and learn from industry experts and present your recommendations and ideas to the industry partner.
The projects are available as:
In 2023, all projects will be delivered face-to-face on campus. For some projects during the February intensive and Semester 1 sessions, online learning options will be available to offshore students enrolling in ‘Remote – Online’ units only. All other sessions will be delivered face-to face on campus only. Please see project descriptions for reference to delivery modes.
We have partnered with more than 85 business, government and community organisations in Australia and globally to give you the opportunity to work on real-world projects. Partners include Adobe, Allianz, EY, Harris Farm, NSW Youth Justice, PTW Architects, , Westpac and many more.
You’ll have the opportunity to explore real-world topics such as climate change resilience, mental health in young people, equal access to education and reimagining social housing.
Some projects are offered as semester-long projects and some are offered as intensives, completed over four or six weeks during February, July, August (3000 level only) and October (3000 level only).
See the information for 4000 level projects and how to apply.