The College of Engineering, IT & Environment engage with industry and the broader community in various ways. We encourage our students to take up opportunities to gain skills through work experience and residentials and recognise excellent work practices through our annual prize-giving.
Course Advisory Group
We are committed to creating highly-skilled, industry-ready graduates. To this end, we meet quarterly with industry representatives to discuss course content, delivery, industry standards and employment prospects.
Our prize giving ceremony occurs at the end of Semester 1 every year. The ceremony recognises the outstanding performance of our students in their academic programs in the previous calendar year.
Many of our prizes have been donated by generous local and national businesses and organisations to encourage students in their field of study. Sponsors, students, families, alumni and other community partners are invited to take part in celebrations.
Engineering Careers Fair
Around 100 students of different engineering disciplines attend the Engineering Code Fair each year, focused on future employment opportunities in the region. The Careers Fair is attended by local industry with graduate programs and employment opportunities for graduates.
The university does not compete for routine work with private providers. However, access may be provided to staff and facilities of the university to industrial, other organisations and individuals for specialist advice and experimental work.
Rates charged are on a full-cost recovery plus profit basis and the rates are not less than those recommended by the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee. An agreement is signed for each service before the commencement of work. The university provides professional indemnity cover for all properly authorised university consultancies.
Units delivered externally by Engineering and Information Technology require on-campus attendance during mid-semester breaks. The residential program enables students to complete practical aspects of the unit that need specialist facilities or materials and to meet professional practice requirements set by external accreditation bodies.
Find out more about residentials.