Student and graduate engagement

Whether you offer a student a work-integrated learning placement or a graduate their first job after graduation, you’re providing invaluable learning and development opportunities for the future generation of engineers, architects, IT and computing professionals. Through this engagement, your organisation also benefits from fresh new ideas, up to date knowledge and the enthusiasm our students provide.

Engineering Professional Practice

  • All UQ Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Master of Engineering and Master of Engineering students must complete 450 hours of Engineering Professional Practice (EPP) before they are eligible to graduate.
  • A minimum of 225 hours must be completed in an engineering environment under a degree qualified engineer.
  • You can support our students by providing quality opportunities for students to gain industry experience to fulfill their Engineering Professional Practice milestone. Engineering Professional Practice can be completed at any time however is commonly fulfilled during university vacation periods.

If you have an Engineering Professional Practice opportunity, you can advertise it via UQ CareerHub.

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Coursework placements/ Work Integrated Learning

​​​​​​Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Master of Engineering (integrated program)

  • Students are required to undertake a full-time 24-week placement in industry or a research institute in their fourth or fifth year.
  • We work closely with our industry placement partners to define the scope of the placement and provide our partners with the opportunity to interview students to ensure best fit for both the student and your company.

Master of Data Science

  • Students in their final year complete a capstone project which involves designing and implementing a data science solution to an industry problem.
  • Spanning two semesters, the first semester involves performing an analysis of the problem and developing a proposal – approximately one day per week. The second semester involves execution of the solution – approximately three days per week.

Master of Cyber Security

  • Students in their final year complete a capstone project which involves designing and implementing a cyber security solution to an industry problem.
  • Spanning two semesters, the first semester involves performing an analysis of the problem and developing a proposal – approximately one day per week. The second semester involves execution of the solution – approximately three days per week.

Master of Engineering (Urban Water Engineering)

  •  Students are required to undertake a full-time 24 week placement in industry or a research institute in their final year
  • We work closely with our industry placement partners to define the scope of the placement and provide our partners with the opportunity to interview students to ensure best-fit for both the student and your company.

 

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Work experience

Work experience

  • Not all students are required to undertake mandatory placements as part of their program, such as Bachelor of Architectural Design, Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Computer Science and Bachelor of Information Technology. However, many students are interested in gaining industry work experience during their degree.
  • Students should be paid for the work they perform, unless the work experience meets the criteria for unpaid work experience as per the Fair Work Act 2009.
  • UQ will provide insurance for approved unpaid work experience up to 30 days per calendar year.

 

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On campus events

  • Book an employer presentation or workshop on Campus
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Other important information

Insurance

  • Any UQ Student is covered by UQ insurance while undertaking UQ authorised activities including Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and work experience.
  • Students undertaking WIL or Work Experience opportunities authorised by UQ are covered by the following insurance:
    • Public Liability
    • Professional Liability
    • Malpractice (if applicable)
    • Student Personal Accident
    • Travel (if applicable)
    • WorkCover (Work Experience)
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Contact

If you would like to engage our students in professional practice, internships, vacation work or work-integrated learning opportunities please contact the Student Employability Team:

p: +61 7 3365 8534
e: industryplacements@eait.uq.edu.au

Or register your interest below and we will call you to discuss any questions you have.

Register your interest