A placement is your chance to fully immerse yourself in an organisation and gain real industry experience that will generate real outcomes for your future.
Placement course credit, enrolment and fees
The Professional Placement co-major and minor are work integrated learning opportunities where students learn and engage with their academic content throughout the placement.
This placement experience is a full-time study load that supports an integrated approach to learning with a combination of learning in industry, academic submissions, workplace reflection and industry feedback to support this learning.
To be eligible for a placement at Swinburne, you must:
Enrolment and fees
Enrolling in a Professional Placement co-major or minor will change the structure and completion requirements of your degree and will extend your degree by up to 12 months. The Professional Placement is an academic program, and all fees for local students can be deferred via HECS-HELP.
International students who successfully gain a placement will need to transfer to a corresponding Professional Degree. Upon transferring to this degree international students must complete a 12-month placement and should expect to pay one year extra tuition fees on top of their standard course fees.
International students need to ensure that they seek reputable advice regarding the extension of their visa. For help around applying for placements as an international student, contact the international student support team.
Students who undertake a professional placement are classified as full-time students completing an academic program and are covered by Swinburne’s Public Liability insurance.
"The professional placement component of this degree was the reason I picked Swinburne in the first place. As a mature age student, I did have the luxury of being able to pick my degree because I wasn’t reliant on my ATAR, so the opportunity to get out of the classroom really appealed to me.”
Lily , Bachelor of Engineering