Engineering Practice Academy

About us

The Engineering Practice Academy offers the perfect training ground for Engineering Practice (Honours) students to develop the capabilities crucial for a successful career.

Designed to bridge the gap between graduate skills and industry needs, the academy aims to streamline the journey from student to professional.

Students undertake projects that are developed by the academy in conjunction with industry and community partners. These projects have real impacts and outcomes, and are designed to give students experience in solving real-world problems. Each student is expected to contribute in a professional manner, leading to the development of key skills such as adaptability, accountability, teamwork and resilience.

The academy builds on Swinburne’s foundations to facilitate a revolutionary approach to learning and skill development, ensuring that our future engineers are ready to tackle the engineering challenges of the 21st century.

Over 100 years ago, Swinburne began with a simple premise: to provide technical education to a sector of society otherwise denied further education.

Since then, we have grown from a technical college with strong links to industry into a world-class university ranked in the top 75 in the world for civil engineering*.

*2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities

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Gavin Scherer, Work Group Manager - Geosciences & Remediation Services, AECOM

Through courses like this – that are developed by direct collaboration between educators and industry – both our industry and our students will be better equipped to meet the challenges of the digital world. It’s an exciting time.

Gavin Scherer

Work Group Manager - Geosciences & Remediation Services, AECOM