Engineering Practice Academy


Leveraging Swinburne’s history of industry and community engagement, and our engineering education expertise, the Academy is responding to the need for a new type of graduate.

By partnering with us, you can invest in ensuring that these future engineers are ready for the challenges of engineering practice.

Industry partnerships

Develop a project

Work with us to develop a project for our students to tackle, and become a client. Students undertake projects that are developed in conjunction with our industry and community partners.

These projects are designed to give students experience in solving real-world problems, and can range in scale and duration to suit your scope.

Invest your time

Share your time with us and become a supporter. By investing time and sharing your expertise you can help our future engineers develop the skills they need to meet tomorrow's challenges head-on.

Assist with the development of curriculum and experiences, mentor our future engineers, provide site and facility tours, participate in admissions interview panels, or attend our events and functions.

Provide financial support

By supporting the Academy financially, you’ll become a patron and get first-hand access to our future engineers. You’ll be able to influence the design of our facilities and be in on the ground floor of this revolutionary program.

You will be a driving force of an Australian engineering first. Your financial support is made as a tax-deductible donation and can be directed to scholarships, prizes, equipment or research funding.

Community partnerships

By engaging with the academy, community partners will be able to crowdsource ideas for projects and initiatives. The academy is in the unique position of being able to provide resources that community groups do not have in-house, including access to the wider Swinburne network.

Community-based organisations, particularly local governments and not-for-profit groups, are ideal candidates for an ongoing partnership with the academy.

Develop a project

If you have an R&D or engineering challenge that your community needs expertise on, work with us to develop a project for our students to tackle. Students undertake projects that we develop in conjunction with our community partners.

These projects give students experience in solving real-world problems, and can range in scale and duration to suit your scope. 

Current partners

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Engineering is changing and will continue to evolve with new technology and approaches through courses like this - that are developed by direct collaboration between educators and industry - both our industry and our students, the engineers of tomorrow, will be better equipped to meet the challenges of the digital world. Engineering as a whole is set to benefit in incredible ways. It's an exciting time.


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