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The next 'round' of students available:  Semester 1 2020 (to commence Nov/Dec or February)

Talented University students are keen to find meaningful company or government-based vocational placement projects to complete as part of their studies - innovative, R&D, or continuous improvement-related projects are ideal.  

CEED students are able to complete company-based projects (as part of their vocational training and academic assessment). Ideally, 'host' companies are located in/around Sydney, Brisbane, Toowoomba, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast - as the students need to attend lectures for 1-2 other subjects during semester periods.

Project Suitability

Size of project - a scope that is achievable within ~15 weeks, by a final year undergraduate or Masters level student available 3 days/week over that period (around lecture timetable).

Level of difficulty - projects should be achievable by a 1st year graduate (ie. first year after finishing Uni).

Research vs Practical projects - most projects offered to CEED students are 'practical' or R&D focused rather than highly intellectual/research-focused.  Projects usually arise from a company's need / problem they'd like solved and the ability for a student to gain training and experience (as well as academic outcomes) from the project.

Therefore, companies should aim to offer projects that will provide them with meaningful outcomes, whilst providing the student with a solid 'real world' training opportunity.  Companies must provide a supervisor / mentor for the student.  With these aims in mind, companies and students alike will achieve very good project outcomes.

Students Available via CEED (disciplines from University of Queensland, QUT, University of Southern Queensland, University of Sydney):

The range of students available are:

Engineering - final year and Masters students (QUT, UQ, USQ, U.Sydney):  Agricultural, Environmental, Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace / Avionics, Mechatronics, Medical, Software, Computer Systems, Telecommunications, Power, Process, Master of Engineering Technology, Master of Engineering Science.  

Information Technology - final year and Masters students (QUT, UQ, U.Sydney):  Master of IT (incl. Information Systems/BPM), final year Bachelor of IT.  Interaction Design/Multimedia/Creative Industries students are also available.

Business - Masters students (QUT):  MBA, Marketing, Advertising, Integrated Marketing Communications, Public Relations, Professional Accounting, Human Resource Management

Science - Honours and Masters students (UQ, QUT):  Biology (UQ), Biotechnology (UQ), Mathematics, Statistics

Food Technology / Food Studies - final year and Masters students (UQ):  These students are available full-time (5 days/week) for company-based projects.  The final year B.Food Technology students are only available in 2nd semester each year (20 week project, commencing June).  The M.Food Studies are available over Summer semester, 1st semester, and 2nd semester for CEED projects (project duration: 13 weeks).

Timing options, Deadlines, Cost:

Students are available in line with the University semester timetable.  Choose the timing option (below) that best suits your project ... and register the details with CEED prior to the corresponding deadline, to start the recruitment process.

Student availability /
project timing (linked to University semesters):
Deadlines - Register Your 
Project/s with CEED by:
Project Fee, Payable by Company, per project 
Any time: if you already employ a student part-time and would like to sponsor them for their final year thesis / project via CEED, with all the CEED support and benefits for clients and students, there are two options available Deadlines apply as below, for relevant semester Email Deidre for options - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Summer semester: duration end-November to late-February – some Masters students only (~12 weeks) OPEN NOW.
Deadline COB Friday 25 October
Summer vacation + Semester 1:
duration end-November / December to end-June (~26 weeks) – final year undergraduate students only. Full-time over summer vacation, then 3 days/week during semester 1

Deadline COB Friday 25 October

Semester 1: duration: late-February to end-June (~15 weeks @3 days/week)

Semester 1+2:  duration: late-February to end-November (~30 weeks @2 days/week) - some students are able to enrol in/complete a project over the 'whole year' 

Deadlines for project registrations: 

1) Friday 13 December (utilise the Xmas/NY period for student applications); or
2) 24 January - final deadline

$10,250 - Semester 1; or

$13,250** - Semester 1+2
Semester 2: late-July to end-November (~15 weeks @3 days/week)

Reopens April

Depending on their course, students work 3-4 days/week on-site with their host company throughout the project (MBA students are available 2-3 days/week, UQ Food Tech / Studies and Environ. Management students are available 5 days/week).  Once you register your project/s, CEED will commence and co-ordinate the advertising and recruitment process for you (so you can select a suitable student) One student per project.

Project fee is payable by company/client - invoiced only after a suitable student has been selected (by your company)

*   Project fee payable by company includes student scholarship, Insurances, co-supervision, CEED recruitment, management & training fee.

**  Extra $3,000 is added to the student scholarship, to compensate students for working over a longer period

How To Register / Source a CEED Student for Your Company Project:

Choose from 2 easy ways:

1. Click here – and complete the company/project registration form


2. Email 1-2 page project outline/s to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (template is available upon request)

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