Business and industry
Share our discoveries. Future-proof your business.
The University of Newcastle's Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment's cooperative relationships and strong partnerships with industry ensure that we continue to provide resourceful, articulate graduates who meet the needs of industry in their professional roles.
No problem too big or too small
There are many ways you can work with the Faculty for mutual benefit. Possibilities range from large-scale, long-term collaborations with multiple partners, to fast turn-around consultancies, to low-budget student-driven projects.
|Industrial experience placement|
Our students work for you as paid or unpaid employees, gaining valuable experience and contributing to your business, find out more
|2-12 weeks||Depending on the level of responsibility involved, students work for free or can be employed directly|
|Final year project|
One or more of our fourth year students work on solving a specific problem for your organisation, find out more
|6-12 months||Students work for free or can be employed directly by the industry partner|
Undergraduate or research students funded by industry to complete their studies, or a specific placement, find out more
|1-5 years||Funding from an individual industry partner|
Exclusive services from senior researchers to achieve results for your business within a short time-frame
|3 weeks to 2 months, depending on your business needs||Funding from an individual industry partner|
Senior researchers work on longer-term projects under an individual agreement to meet the specific needs of your business
|6 months to 3 years||Funding from an individual industry partner|
Senior researchers work with industry partners to solve major problems of national importance
|Up to 3 years, or potentially ongoing||Funding from an industry partner and UON is matched by funding from the Australian Research Centre. Contribution from the patterned can be cash or 'in kind'.|
Your research and development staff member completes a research degree at UON
|2-4 years||Student employed by industry receives $5,500 p.a. allowance from UON|
UON researchers work on a project specific to a partner SME. This can involve placement of a researcher in the business to develop an idea with commercial potential
|Up to 12 months||Funding from the Australian Government - up to $50,000|
Other ways to get involved
- involvement in course delivery, e.g. guest lectures or case studies relevant to industry
- review and development of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs
- join our industry advisory board to have ongoing influence on how the Faculty collaborates with industry
You can express your interest in working with the Faculty by contacting our Assistant Dean, Industry Engagement:
Associate Professor Chris Wensrich
E | Christopher.Wensrich@newcastle.edu.au
T | +61 2 4921 6203
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