CDEV3300 Global Practice of Work

An opportunity to work in an international environment on genuine business issues. Applications are open for TEDI-London Term 2 2024.

UNSW Employability CDEV3300 Global Practice of Work

Designed to provide you with a global understanding of the world of work, and the skills needed to succeed, CDEV3300 Global Practice of Work allows you the opportunity to work in an international environment on genuine business issues.  

You will work in small student-interdisciplinary teams for an international company and network with industry leaders and UNSW alumni. You will also learn about local customs through an immersive cultural experience and connect with new friends at our partner university.  

Course Highlights

  • Work with an OVERSEAS partner organisation on a co-designed project to provide the organisation with purposeful deliverables.

  • Develop skills in teamwork, project management, problem solving, design thinking and communication.

  • Work in interdisciplinary teams and gain understanding of how to work effectively with people from other disciplines and backgrounds.

    Gain support on professional development through personal and professional reflection.

 

Apply here for TEDI-London Term 2 2024. Applications close 8 March 2024. See more details below.

TEDI-London Term 2 2024

CDEV3300 Global Practice of Work

In Term 2 2024, students will have the opportunity to work with the internationally renowned engineering design institute, TEDI-London, on a real-world community project aimed at maximising local climate change initiatives. 

  • The TEDI-London UK Summer School consists of an online component and a face-to-face component. Students are required to be in London for 3 weeks full-time.  

    • The online component will run from Monday 17June 2024 to 5 July 2024.  
    • The in-person component in London will run from Monday 8 July 2024 to 26 July 2024.  

    The students will arrive in London on Saturday 6 July and depart on Saturday 27 July 2024. (Weeks 7 to 9).  

    Students will work on the project on a full-time basis during this period from the TEDI-London campus in Canada Water, London. Students will all be accommodated together as part of the experience. 

  • Reduction and waste management of single use products  

    This TEDI-London course will be providing an opportunity to work with their local extensive design community to help mitigate the use of single use products, designing and producing new products or enabling greater material reuse from disposable or single use products.

    Working with a range of designers, manufacturers, governing and regulatory bodies to tackle this global problem. Whilst solutions are being developed, TEDI-London believe this challenge requires a multidisciplinary approach, bringing together product development, waste management, governmental and legislation and public education to achieve a meaningful outcome.

    Join us to be part of the team that tackles this head on, taking an innovative approach to problem solving and creative thinking.  

  • Students can join the program via: 

    • 6UoC free elective/general elective subject (CDEV3300) 
    • Engineering Non-traditional Industrial Training
    • BComm Final Year Synthesis  

    You are eligible to apply if: 

    • You are an undergraduate student at UNSW with good academic standing
    • Completed 30UoC by course commencement – Term 2, 2024
    • Have 6UoC available in your degree .

    Enquire with the Nucleus to check your eligibility.

  • Accommodation

    Single-room accommodation will be organised for all UNSW students. 

    Students will be required to arrange their own: 

    • flights, transit, visa (if required to enter the United Kingdom) 
    • daily transport, and meals/living costs whilst overseas. 

  • In addition to the course fee required for CDEV3300, students must pay a program fee to participate. This fee is payable to UNSW on confirmation of enrolment and is non-refundable. 

    • Course fee: Handbook - Global Practice of Work
    • Indicative program fee: £2,355. The program fee covers:    
      • the curricular program and materials at TEDI-London 
      • all accommodation during the trip.  

  • Applications close 11.59pm 8 March 2024.  

    Please note that CDEV3300 is not self-enrolled.  

    • Students will go through an interview process with WIL Central. 
    • Once successful, students will be enrolled by the WIL Central Team.  

    Find out more information.

Previous partner projects

  • This was an exciting London-based opportunity for students who participated in a cross-cultural & multidisciplinary learning experience to explore real-world issues related to urban redevelopment.

    TEDI-London’s vision is to transform engineering education to transform lives – this meant preparing students with the skills and knowledge to identify and solve global challenges. Resilient, sustainable, healthy and productive communities are key to society. A vibrant, comprehensive and effective transport system is required in order for communities to achieve these aspirations.

    On this project students investigated and proposed innovative transport solutions in and around the London suburb of Canada Water (where TEDI-London is located). They worked with experts across the TEDI-London founding partners as well as key industry stakeholders such as Network Rail, Transport for London, and, British Land where they developed innovative approaches and solutions, offering opportunities to practical implementation.

    Students were required to understand the problem through research and data analysis, then conceptualise and work in collaboration in TEDI-London’s makerspaces to design, prototype and trial engineering solutions.

    “If you only go on one trip in your university career, be sure to pick this one. TEDI-London assembled a dynamic and enthusiastic team of students from UNSW Sydney, King’s College London, and Arizona State University to tackle some of the real-life challenges that the London community faces. During our journey, we had the opportunity to engage and connect with leaders from Global Generation, British Land, London Grow, JLL and most importantly, members of the local Canada Water community. The Summer School program truly challenged the way that we think and perceive, however the best aspect of it all, was the focus on building natural relationships with one another, which we will now have for a lifetime.”

    - Jordan, UNSW ADA Student

    Read what other students thought of their TEDI-London experience and find out more detail about the project.

  • In the Japan course students had the opportunity to travel to Fukuoka & Minamiaso, Japan, and collaborate with students and academics from Kyushu University on a project aimed at exploring the process of adaptive reuse and how it can be applied to enable the restoration of key architectural landmarks. 

    Shoei Yoh is a leading figure in 20th Century architecture in Japan. His office archive is now with Kyushu University, who have collaborated with UNSW’s Computational Design academics to digitise Yoh’s archive, and have recorded his buildings in 3D to capture this legacy.

    Yoh’s Music Atelier, built in 1985, sits in the Aso Mountains and has laid empty for many years. The Music Atelier is next to the iconic Aspecta outdoor amphitheatre venue, also designed by Yoh. Sadly, if a use cannot be found for the Music Atelier building, this important architectural work may face demolition.

    On this course, students travelled to Japan for two weeks, visiting the port city of Fukuoka (a city of 5 million and home to Kyushu University) and the Aso Mountains in central Kyushu, where they explored possibilities for the adaptive reuse of Yoh’s Music Atelier. The academic project partner is Kyushu University, Faculty of Design. Kyushu is one of the highest-ranking universities in Japan, and the Faculty of Design is located in the Ohashi Campus, in inner city Fukuoka.

    Students met with stakeholders from industry, government, academia and the local Minamiaso community to research, explore and ultimately propose sustainable solutions for the adaptive reuse of this building and surrounds. Students also collaborated with students from Kyushu University on the project.

  • In summer students have had the opportunity to develop their innovation and entrepreneurship skills working in the heart of Israeli start up culture in Tel Aviv.

    This course gave students the chance to work on start-up projects with genuine responsibility and the opportunity to make a material difference to the business. Working under the guidance of the Adelson School of Entrepreneurship at Reichman University (Israel’s leading university in innovation and entrepreneurship) students developed key entrepreneurial skills such as creativity, collaboration, and resilience.

    Trip details

    Whilst in Tel Aviv students participated in master classes delivered by Reichman University followed by project work with a participating local start-up company.

    In addition to the program activities, students also joined the program directors for a welcome dinner in Tel Aviv and two day-tours to the Old City of Jerusalem and the Ancient site of Masada and the Dead Sea.

     

Students share their experience

TEDI-London, UK

CDEV3300 broadened my horizons about global work environments through networking with experienced industry professionals. Leading a diverse team, we collaborated effectively to deliver high quality products and presentations.
Anjally
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Commerce

“If you only go on one trip in your university career, be sure to pick this one. TEDI London assembled a dynamic and enthusiastic team of students from UNSW Sydney, King’s College London, and Arizona State University to tackle some of the real-life challenges that the London community faces. During our journey, we had the opportunity to engage and connect with leaders from Global Generation, British Land, London Grow, JLL and most importantly, members of the local Canada Water community. The Summer School program truly challenged the way that we think and perceive, however the best aspect of it all, was the focus on building natural relationships with one another, which we will now have for a lifetime.”

Jordan (UNSW ADA Student)

“Prototyping, making, interacting, collaborating, ideating, iterating projects around urban farming for TEDI London's Summer School 2022 was an absolute blast! No brief, no barriers, full support from the academic team resulted in complex, meaningful and impressive responses for our client. Coming from a background of landscape architecture, the intersectionality of the multitude of disciplines was particularly interesting and adds depth to any project-based work."

Isabel (UNSW ADA Student)

Tel Aviv, Israel

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1. How has CDEV3300 enabled you to gain a more global understanding of the world of work? 

The deliverable that we had to hand back to the client was a recommendation on whether they should acquire or build a particular business model in Israel. Part of their request was to assess this recommendation in a global context, pulling industry learnings from Australia and the US. During this process, I realised the importance to understand the cultural differences between countries. These differences can change how businesses operate, earn money, adopt new technologies and manage employees.

2. What employability skills have you gained from working on a co-designed project in an interdisciplinary team and international environment?

Alongside sharpening my technical skills throughout the project, like financial modelling and getting better with PowerPoint, working in an interdisciplinary team allowed me to learn how to leverage people’s unique skills from their diverse experiences. More importantly, it was applied learning with real client expectations and interactions, which is something that may have lacked in a more conventional course. The other big distinction was learning how to work in a whole different cultural environment. 

3. Has the experience in this course influenced your choice of what to do once you graduate?

Prior to heading into this course, I had my eyes set on the finance industry, to eventually become some sort of investment analyst at an investment fund. But after this experience, I find it more enjoyable and fulfilling working at a start-up business environment, in a strategical and operational role. This led me to towards exploring strategy roles after I graduate. 

Victor, Bachelor of Actuarial Studies and Commerce

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UNSW Employability

1. How has CDEV3300 enabled you to gain a more global understanding of the world of work? 

The course gave me a deep dive into the start-up environment, specifically in one of Asia's major start-up hubs. I got to understand the unique dynamics, challenges, and opportunities of working in such a fast-paced and innovative environment. It broadened my perspective on how businesses operate globally and how cultural distinctions can shape entrepreneurial ventures. This firsthand experience has given me a richer understanding of the international work landscape.

2. What employability skills have you gained from working on a co-designed project in an interdisciplinary team and international environment?

The program helped foster my personal and professional growth. The exposure to new work methodologies from start-ups, innovative ideas from lecturers at Reichmann University, and hearing diverse perspectives from the locals in Israel have broadened my worldview, and enhanced my problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills. 

3. Has the experience in this course influenced your choice of what to do once you graduate?

This exchange helped me understand my motivations to become an entrepreneur. It also helped me realise that an entrepreneur is more than just the textbook definition, it is also a calling to create positive change in a community.

Priyash, Bachelor of Data Science and Decisions