What is an industry-linked project?
At Swinburne, we embed industry-linked projects into our degrees so you get to explore your industry through practical experiences.
There are four types of industry-linked projects. Your degree might include just one or all four depending on your study area.
You’ll team up with other students to work on a real project brief presented by one of our industry partners. They’ll work closely with you, providing advice, support, feedback and assessment. And, the best bit, if the solution meets their needs, they’ll use it.
For their industry project, robotics and artificial intelligence students explored designs for a portable remote controlled robot with mesh networking and GPS capabilities in collaboration with Defence Science Technologies Group.
Our industry partners will brief you on an issue currently challenging their business. Then, you’ll work in teams, create a solution, and present your solution to the business for assessment.
For their industry brief, teams of business students helped solve Bakers Delight’s tricky end of day waste problem by addressing inconsistencies in pick-up and finding an innovative solution.
You’ll undertake an activity in which you’ll solve problems using current standard industry practices, tools and approaches. In some instances, you’ll be guided by industry professionals.
For example, students in games and animation present original games they’ve created using industry standard tools at the massive PAX Australia event.
In these units, you’ll solve a genuine and tricky industry problem relevant to your industry. You’ll find solutions and explore how others may have tackled the issue through a range of case studies.
For example, information technology students are asked to build a prototype restaurant-booking app. The app allows users to choose their preferred seats, table and time.