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Industry and community projects

3000 level - eligibility and how to enrol

Important dates


    Session project is held Delivery Mode   Project registration opens   Project registration closes Project dates Attendance
  February intensives Intensive February (S1CIFE) In person (with online options for those unable to come onto campus)
  29 November 2021
  16 January 2022
17 January – 11 February 2022
Full time equivalent
  July intensives  Intensive July (S2CIJL) In person (with online options for those unable to come onto campus)
  9 May 2022
  19 June 2022
20 June – 15 July 2022
Full time equivalent
  Semester 1 projects Semester 1 (S1C)

In person (with online options for those unable to come onto campus)

  24 January 2022
  20 February 2022
21 February – 29 May 2022
3 hours of class a week
  Semester 2 projects Semester 2 (S2C) In person (with online options for those unable to come onto campus)
  20 June 2022
  31 July 2022
1 August – 6 November 2022
3 hours of class a week


To be eligible to enrol in a 3000 level Industry and Community Project Unit (ICPU) you need to be an undergraduate student.

As part of applying, you will need to enrol in a shell unit. To be eligible, you need to make sure this unit is available in your course. Check your handbook for this unit, and ensure you meet any criteria specified for this unit. ICPUs are referred to as 'Interdisciplinary Projects' or 'Industry and Community Project Units' in your handbook.

  • If you are completing a liberal studies degree and commenced your studies in 2018 or later (or transferred to the new curriculum version of your degree in 2018), the ICPU shell unit will either be in your major or as an elective in your handbook.
  • For all other degrees, the shell unit will appear in your handbook if you are eligible to complete it.

Shell units

The shell unit is dependent on your faculty or school, and in some cases related to your major(s).

Faculty/school Unit of study
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) You'll need to select the unit related to your major (see below for more information)
The University of Sydney Business School ACCT3400, BANK3400, CLAW3400, FINC3400, IBUS3400, INFS3400, MKTG3400, QBUS3400, WORK3400, WORK3401
Faculty of Medicine and Health School of Pharmacy PHAR4820. Students enrolled into PHAR4820 will only be able to register into Semester 2 health-related projects. You will only see the projects available to you in the project registration page.
Sydney School of Health Sciences HSBH3026
Sydney Conservatorium of Music PERF3640
Faculty of Engineering


This unit can be used to claim activities under the Professional Engagement Program (PEP) depending on when you commenced your degree. Indicatively a minimum of 140 hours can be claimed for intensive projects and a minimum of 60 hours for semester long projects. Additional hours may be claimed on individual projects depending on the amount of industry partner involvement. For more information, please contact

Sydney Law School LAWS3508 (Bachelor of Laws), LAWS5208 (Juris Doctor). 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.
Faculty of Science (including Sydney School of Veterinary Science) SCPU3001

If you commenced your studies from 2018 onwards, or transferred to the new curriculum, you are required to complete a six credit point 3000-level Interdisciplinary Project Unit.

To enrol in an ICPU you will need to complete an Interdisciplinary Impact Unit (XXXX3999) in another subject area as a pre-requisite or co-requisite for your ICPU unit.

If you have opted to complete a second major within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences you should:

  • enrol in the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study in your first major [XXXX3999]
  • enrol in the Industry and Community Project unit [XXXX3998] for your second major.

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, CRIM3998, ECON3998, ECOP3998, EDUF3998, ENGL3998, EUST3998, FILM3998, FRNC3998, GCST3998, GCST3997, GOVT3898, GRKA3998, GRMN3998, HBRW3998, HSTY3998, ICLS3998, INDG3998, INGS3998, INMS3998, ITLN3998, JCTC3998, JPNS3998, KRNS3998, LATN3998, LNGS3998, MECO3998, MGRK3998, PHIL3998, PRFM3998, RLST3998, SCLG3998, SLSS3998, SPAN3998, USSC3998.

If you commenced your current award course prior to 2018 and have available space, you can enrol in INDP3000 as an elective and you do not need to complete a XXXX3999 unit as a co-requisite.

How to apply

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’).

Choose the shell unit for your faculty or school, and where relevant, your major(s).

2. Register for a project

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

Before registering for a semester-long project, check the timetable and make sure you're available for the allocated class times. For intensive projects, you need to be available Monday to Friday on a full-time basis. It will take 7-9 days for your personal timetable to reflect your project registration and the classroom/venue will be communicated by your Project Supervisor upon project start via Canvas.

You will finalise your enrolment in the unit and select your project in Sydney Student (go to 'My studies', 'Enrolment', then 'Project registration').

Places in each project are limited so we encourage you to register early to avoid missing out. You will only see projects that are available for your enrolled shell unit and still have places available. If you can’t see a project when you register, you will need to select a different project. Project availability is subject to change.

Once you've registered for a project, you will need to upload a signed and witnessed Deed Poll to Canvas. This is a compulsory requirement of your enrolment in this unit. Without it, you will not be able to continue in the unit. Make sure you consider the acknowledgments in the deed carefully before submission. You will be granted access to Canvas the week before teaching starts for your enrolled session and you will need to submit your Deed Poll before the first day of class.

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Last updated: 07 February 2022

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