Get real industry experience while you study

Our graduates consistently tell us that Swinburne's work integrated learning programs were vital in helping them land their dream career. 

These programs are all about helping you gain valuable skills, confidence and vital career experience by the time you graduate. Depending on what you study, you can undertake an industry or community project, placement or internship and have it count towards your degree. Accreditation placements and overseas study tours may also be available to you or a compulsory part of your degree. 

At Swinburne, we are dedicated to providing equal opportunity for all. If you have a disability or ongoing health issue and are undertaking a work placement, we offer a variety of support services. We’ll work with you and your host organisation to help balance your learning needs to ensure reasonable adjustments are made to enable you to undertake tasks and participate in the same capacity as others, as per the Equal Opportunity Act (2010).

Choose Real Industry Experience
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  • Male graduate working in a professional placement

    Professional degrees

    Do a paid 12-month full-time professional placement with a leading organisation as part of your degree.

  • Placements

    A 6- or 12-month placement is your opportunity to apply all that you've learnt while studying at Swinburne and immerse yourself in an industry relevant to your studies.

  • Internships

    Expand your knowledge, develop your skills, engage with industry professionals in the workplace and earn credit towards your degree with an internship.

  • Swinburne engineering team building a F1 car

    Industry-linked projects

    Take on an industry or community project for one semester. Team-based challenges may include internal briefs, competitions or research projects and are guided by real industry professionals.

  • Female student on professional placement in science field

    Accreditation placements

    Accreditation placements are compulsory in many degrees and offer you the opportunity to learn within a great organisation and build valuable experience.

  • young solo traveler woman in Singapore street market checking the map

    Overseas study tours

    Our short-term overseas study tours are led by experienced faculty staff members and are an exciting way to learn outside of the classroom and travel.

Want to hear from other students?

Find out where other Swinburne students chose to work during their professional placements and discover how the amazing opportunity has provided them with the hands-on experience and skills to kick-start their careers.

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