Industry Consulting Project – Sri Lanka

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Dates: 23 June - 7 July 2019
Eligible students: Business undergraduate students who have completed BUS30010 or BUS30024 by the end of semester 1, 2019
Application close date:

5 April 2019


Develop your global career in the dynamic region of Asia and work on a project for an industry client in Colombo, Sri Lanka. You will immerse in the local culture and business environment in a two-week period in the Winter Term. You will interact with the business and their key stakeholders and, together with your team, provide solutions and recommendations of value to your business client. You will be guided and accompanied by project coaches and mentors with extensive experience in the region before and during the fieldwork in Colombo.

Why go on this study tour?

In addition to obtaining credits for the core unit in the business degree BUS30009 Industry Consulting Project, you will diversify your study experience and gain a competitive edge in the global job market working on real life projects with an international client. The network developed with local business contacts, clients, and organisations in the program can be leverage for career opportunities in Sri Lanka and Asia.


  • Visit the client’s business for the initial briefing
  • Visits the client's business to gather information and conduct meetings
  • Visit the manufacturing sites of the client
  • Presentation of preliminary recommendations to the client
  • Presentation of final recommendations to the client
  • Day trip to Kandy
  • Dinner event with the client and local partners

Academic information

Unit code: Elective:
Can this unit be taken as an elective by students in any Swinburne degree?
BUS30009 No


Program cost to be announced at information sessions.

Program cost includes: Additional expenses to consider (not included in program cost):
13 nights of hotel accommodation (twin-share) in Colombo including breakfast
A dinner function
Transport to and from client's offices
Day trip to Kandy (all meals included)
Travel insurance (subject to requirements)
International airfares
Visa fee
Tuition fee
Personal expenses
Lunches and most dinners

The following types of fee help and funding are available to help eligible students with the costs towards this program:

  • OS Help Loan of up to $8,149 (as at 2019)
  • New Colombo Plan Short-Term Mobility Grants

Information sessions

To learn more about this program, please attend one of the following sessions:

Wednesday 13 March 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm TD307/TD310, Hawthorn campus
Thursday 14 March 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm TD198, Hawthorn campus


Subhash Abhayawansa
Academic Tour Leader
P: +61 3 9214 8053
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