Connect with the next generation of STEM thinking by providing our students with real-world learning experiences. Our work integrated learning (WIL) program is a platform for connecting our engineering students with industry experiences where they put theory into practice and gain academic credit.

Work placements

Students undertake short-term work placements and use this experience to put theory into practice on the job.

Which students can participate?

Second- to fourth-year students (depending on discipline).


Up to 450 hours on the job (depending on disciplines) with a qualified supervisor. Work placements may be offered on a part-time or full-time basis, or a combination of both.

Start month

Any time throughout the year.

Who is involved?

Work placements require involvement from:

  • the student
  • an industry supervisor
  • QUT Work Integrated Learning team.

Industry-based projects

Students work on an industry research or development project, responding to a client brief and presenting a professional report. Projects can be based on campus or off campus in the workplace.

Which students can participate?

Usually final-year students.


One semester (half year) or two semesters (full year).

Start month

During February and July of the academic year

Who is involved?

Industry-based projects require involvement from:

  • the student (individual or team)
  • an industry supervisor
  • a QUT academic supervisor.

Industry partner commitments

To make the project work, you'll need to:

  • appoint a project supervisor
  • scope your project with the QUT academic supervisor
  • consult and meet with students
  • sign off on project deliverables.

Student contact hours

Students will work on the project for approximately 12 hours per week, for a total of:

  • 140 contact hours for one-semester projects
  • 280 contact hours for two-semester projects.

Get in touch

Contact our engineering Work Integrated Learning team to make a start on organising your project, placement or internship.