We have substantial and active university-industry partnerships, focusing our teaching and research on real-world applications. As part of our commitment to maintaining these strong links, we invite companies and organisations to join our Industry Partners Program. This program helps fund our outreach programs with potential future students, in primary and high schools. This includes our very successful Primary School Maths Prize and Year 10 Engineering Work Experience Week. Funds are also used to run events that link our undergraduates with our Industry Partners.
Become an Industry Partner
It's important to us that high school students can see a direct path from university to the exciting and challenging world of engineering. The Industry Partners Program presents great opportunities to develop a productive relationship with the school, its staff and students.
Industry Partner Events
There are a number of ways we foster connections between you and our engineering students throughout the academic year. These include:
- Industry Partners Careers Market: This annual event allows you to meet with Year 3 and 4 students, identifying likely candidates for industrial training placements or graduate employment
- Elite Student Breakfast: We host this event at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney each year. Our top students engage with Industry Partner representatives in a relaxed setting
- Career Information Mail-Outs: We will directly email career information on behalf of Industry Partners to all relevant undergraduate and postgraduate students
Industry-Funded Academic Positions
Some of our industry partners actively invest in extending the research and uses of engineering and scientific knowledge. Several of our academic positions are currently funded through the generosity of industry partners, including:
- Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO): The public research organisation provides funding support for a Senior Research Fellow, Dr Andrew Kinsela. His work on trace elements (metal, metalloid and actinide) and environmental chemistry aims for aquatic and soil remediation.
- Advisian (formerly Evans & Peck): This international infrastructure-based advisory company established a new Chair in 2010 – the Evans & Peck Professor for Transport Innovation. In 2011, Professor Travis Waller was appointed to lead a new faculty-wide Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (RCITI). In 2015, Advisian formally expressed their high level of satisfaction with Waller and his team by signing up to support the renamed Advisian Professor for Transport Innovation Chair into the future.
- Pells Sullivan Meynink Pty Ltd (PSM): This high-profile firm of specialist geotechnical consultants provide funding support for the position of Pells Sullivan Meynink Senior Lecturer of Rock Mechanics, Dr Kurt Douglas.
If you’re interested in further information on funding academic positions, please contact our school office.
Our Current Industry Partners & Supporters
- Bouygues Construction
- CMS Surveyors
- E3 Advisory
- Laing O’Rourke
- Macquarie Geotech
- Multiplex Ltd
- Pells Sullivan Meynink Pty Ltd
- RPS Group
- SMEC Australia
- Taylor Thomson Whitting (TTW)
- Turnbull Engineering
We acknowledge industry partners through our UNSW Civil and Environmental Engineering website, in the building foyer, on school banners and in the widely distributed Annual Report.