You might think students don’t get to test their ideas against real industry standards at uni. Well, we can tell you that’s not the case at Swinburne.

As part of their master degrees, international students Pamela Wolf Casallo and Diana Romero were tasked with offering innovative solutions to real challenges being faced by the massive West Gate Tunnel Project.

The pair and their classmates studying Delivering Innovation and Other High Risk Strategies were briefed by CPB Contractors and John Holland, who were jointly awarded the design and construction contract for the project.  

Program manager and lecturer, Dr Jason Thomas said: “It made sense to reach out to an organisation playing a major part in the Australian economy. An organisation who had a real life challenge we could connect to the theoretical concepts being taught in the program.”

“And, of course the students really loved it because they weren’t working on a theoretical problem, this was a real problem and they had the opportunity to present a solution back to the company.”

“I think this is one of the leading reasons why Swinburne is an attractive place to come and study because it connects theory with implementation."

Upcoming or past events

  • Course Info
    • Innovation
    • Technology
    • Engagement
    • Swinburne Advantage

    Swinburne 2022 Change of Preference Expo

    Join us at Swinburne’s Hawthorn campus to take a tour, get advice personalised to you and your study goals, and update your VTAC preferences on the day (and with confidence).

    Tue 13 December
    10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Hawthorn Campus
    Register now (Swinburne 2022 Change of Preference Expo)
  • Course Info

    Swinburne VTAC Info Night

    Join us on campus to window-shop what you can study with Swinburne. Discover courses, meet staff and students, explore our Hawthorn campus, attend study area taster sessions, and more. 

    Tue 30 August
    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Hawthorn campus
    Register_now (Swinburne VTAC Info Night)
  • Course Info

    Alumnight: Meet Swinburne Grads

    Who knows Swinburne – and life after it – better than a Swinburne graduate? And when you’re choosing a uni, who better to ask and get to know than the students who’ve come before you?

    Join us for Alumnight, your chance to meet our grads face-to-face for an evening of talks and networking.

    Tue 15 November
    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Hawthorn Hotel, 481 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122
    Register_now (Alumnight: Meet Swinburne Grads)

Keep on exploring