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Industry and community projects

3000 level - types of project units

How it works

In 2023, all projects will be delivered face-to-face on campus for onshore students enrolling in ‘Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney’ (CC) units. For some projects during the February intensive and Semester 1 sessions, online learning options will be available to offshore students enrolling in ‘Remote – Online (RE)’ units only. All other sessions will be delivered face-to face on campus only. Please see descriptions and our project timetable for reference to delivery modes.

The industry partners set a brief about a real business problem or challenge faced by their organisation. You'll work in mixed disciplinary groups to research, analyse and work collaboratively to find solutions to this brief. Project supervisors will allocate the groups to ensure an interdisciplinary mix of students. Throughout the project, you will have the opportunity to engage with and learn from industry experts who will provide helpful information, guidance and feedback on your project.

You'll be led by an academic supervisor who'll help you achieve the learning outcomes of the unit including: developing your skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, cultural competency, presentation skills and developing your own integrated professional, ethical and personal identity.

The assessments will be based on a combination of group and individual presentations and writing tasks. These include a group project plan, two individual statements, a group presentation to industry partners with an executive summary and a final group report. Full details of assessment criteria can be found on the unit of study outline for the shell unit you enrol in.

If you have any questions about the projects, you can email

Semester-long projects

Projects take place over the course of the semester. You are expected to attend class at a scheduled time for 3 hours a week over this period, for at least 90% of the semester.

You'll engage with industry partners, who will attend your sessions at least twice throughout the semester to provide insights into their company and business problems and give feedback on your progress. At the end of the semester, you will have the opportunity to present your final solutions in front of industry professionals.

To enrol in a semester-long industry project see the how to apply page.


Intensive projects are run in February, July, August and October through a mix of independent and structured learning. Intensives are full-time equivalent offerings, and the exact timing of each day is outlined in the Intensive section of the website. For these projects, you will work intensively over a four (February and July intensive) or six (August and October intensive) week period in interdisciplinary groups undertaking relevant research and presenting solutions to a real-world challenge. Throughout the project, you will have the opportunity to engage with and learn from industry experts who will provide helpful information, guidance and feedback when working on your project.

To enrol in an intensive industry project see the how to apply page.

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Last updated: 21 November 2022

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