Industry Engagement

Collaborators from  Canberra Launch on Northbourne demonstrate their ideas to industry during a showcase at the facilities' Northbourne Avenue hub.

Why engage with industry?

Engaging with industry and the end-users of research – the people, communities and businesses who will benefit from your work – is an important part of your research experience. It may also help you broaden your career opportunities after graduation.

As a research candidate, you’ll have access to a range of industry programs to strengthen your industry interactions, support your research and prepare you for your future career. These include Industry PhD programs, Industry Internships, and Industry Mentoring

  • Industry PhD Applicants

    Industry engagement provides an opportunity to apply your skills to real-world problems, enrich your candidature with professional development and workforce preparation and build professional networks

  • Industry partners

    Engage talented PhD candidates and gain fresh insights and innovative approaches to complex R&D challenges.

For Industry PhD applicants

Industry engagement provides an opportunity to apply your skills to real-world problems, enrich your candidature with professional development and workforce preparation, and build professional networks that can broaden your career prospects.

Industry Engaged Research Program

Fast track your future career with an industry engaged research program.

This program will provide you with an opportunity to work closely with an Industry partner on an in-depth real-world problem, and gain insights into careers outside academia.

You will be guided by both the Industry partner and academics, who will jointly supervise your project and provide you with expert guidance and support to expand your research skills at the intersection of academia and industry, while embedded within ’s world class research environment.

Interested in learning more? Contact us at industryhdr@unsw.edu.au, or visit this page to browse our current research projects.

The Australian Graduate School of Engineering (AGSE)

The AGSE Industry PhD Program builds on ’s global reputation for innovation in its engineering programs, and its place as Australia’s number one engineering university. Through this PhD Program, the AGSE welcomes prospective students who are looking to focus their work on addressing a pressing, real-world problem in an industrial setting, while working with a pioneering team at the university.

Click here for more information about this program.

Industry Internship

Gain industry experience and build your professional network though a 3 month Industry Internship.

Our internships are a unique opportunity to work on complex real-world problems, prepare for the workforce, enhance your skills and increase your employability.

In addition to Industry Internships, we have partnered with APR.Intern, Australia's only national PhD internship program spanning all sector and disciplines. Find out more about internship opportunities with .

Keen to learn more? Contact us at industryhdr@unsw.edu.au

If you are a current candidate and want to know more about current internship opportunities visit the .

For Industry partners

Engage talented PhD candidates and gain fresh insights and innovative approaches to complex R&D challenges.

is a global research powerhouse developing the next generation of research leaders with the skills and expertise to solve real-world problems and drive innovation.

Our Industry Engagement programs offers a range of options for accessing our highly skilled pool of talented PhD researchers to increase your competitive advantage and drive innovation in your sector.

Why work with PhD candidates?

  • Gain fresh ideas and diverse thinking from emerging research leaders
  • Find innovative approaches to complex R&D challenges
  • Develop your future workforce as part of a globally connected research environment
  • Build partnerships with 's world-class academic researchers, and access the best minds in each field

Industry Engaged Research Degrees at

Work closely with an outstanding PhD researcher on an in-depth R&D project. Develop and guide the project in partnership with academics, who will jointly supervise the PhD candidate with an industry supervisor from your organisation.

We can help you connect to outstanding PhD researchers, or you can nominate a talented professional from your organisation to undertake a research degree at and experience our world-class research training environment first-hand.

Interested in learning more? Complete our , or contact us at industryhdr@unsw.edu.au.

Industry Internships

Engage an outstanding PhD researcher to provide fresh insights and deliver rapid results on an R&D project within your organisation through a short 3 month Industry Internship.

Our internships are a unique opportunity to find innovative approaches to your challenges, bring new ideas, diverse thinking and world-class expertise to your workplace, develop your future workforce and extend relationships with the research community.

We can help you refine your project and connect with talented PhD researchers.

Ready to get started? Complete our , or contact us at industryhdr@unsw.edu.au.

For Supervisors and Current HDR Candidates

Please visit the HDR Hub for detailed information on Industry Engagement: