At Swinburne, we offer our students the opportunity to do work placements and internships at our partner organisations. Our skilled and enthusiastic students are ready to hit the ground running and play a vital role in your business.
Ways to work with our students
Your organisation can host a Swinburne student as part of a scholarship placement. We offer two specialist and select-entry scholarship programs to high-achieving students that include two compulsory 20-week placements.
Bachelor of Business Information Technology (Professional)
The Bachelor of Business Information Technology (Professional) offers a unique undergraduate scholarship program.
Students spend 40 weeks gaining direct industry experience by working with our industry partners. Students receive an industry-funded scholarship totalling approximately A$40,000, which is paid over the duration of the course.
Bachelor of Accounting and Business Information Technology (Professional)
The Bachelor of Accounting and Information Systems Students spend two 20-week periods in the accounting and information systems industries by working with our industry partners.
They receive an industry-funded scholarship totalling approximately A$40,000, which is paid over the duration of the course.
Contact us to discuss how you can take on scholarship placement students by calling the placements team on +61 3 9214 4577.
At Swinburne, we recognise the importance of research and industry collaboration to unlocking innovation potential through research and development.
Swinburne has partnered with Australian Postgraduate Research (APR) Intern to deliver short-term graduate research internships across all disciplines and sectors. It is open to all industry sectors, including small-to-medium and large enterprises, as well as government agencies.
APR Intern provides a platform for industry to further develop and innovate through short-term tightly focused research projects and gives PhD students the opportunity to apply highly analytical research expertise to the project while gaining invaluable experience in an industry setting.
Swinburne is an internationally recognised research-intensive university with a growing reputation and benefits of this program include:
- Quality research capabilities: Gain access to Swinburne’s world-class PhD students and academics who have advanced knowledge of the latest technologies in their field
- Rapid results in 3-5 months: Create real-world impact through short-term high impact research projects
- Retain intellectual property: All project-related IP remains with the external partner
- Cost effective: APR Intern is supported by the Australian Government and gives industry a 50% rebate off the already low cost of an internship
- Minimal administration: All facilitation is managed by APR Intern and Swinburne
Want to know more?
Contact the PhD industry placements manager to discuss hosting a Swinburne PhD research student. We will work with you to explain the process and consult with you to find an appropriate pool of candidates to select for interview. You review the resumes and conduct the interviews – the choice of student is yours. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.