Industry has a pivotal role to play in the development of job-ready graduates of Griffith’s School of Engineering. Our program partners provide hands-on experiences for students, while industry is provided the technical expertise of individuals to enhance product research and development capabilities.
A Griffith civil engineering student used her work placement with global construction services company GHD, to investigate the use of drones and laser scanning technology to monitor the integrity of South-east Queensland bridges. Another Griffith student, studying electronic and computer engineering, was provided an opportunity through CSIRO to develop a flight controller for a new drone system in order to optimise flight time and energy efficiencies.
Griffith students have previously contributed to developing low-cost construction materials for future housing within India’s slum districts and conducted sport-based impact protection studies on behalf of the UK’s Centre for Sports Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University.
In the state capital of Brisbane, world-leading water, energy and resources specialists AECOM offer ongoing opportunities, as does design, planning, engineering and consultancy firm Arup, which is currently phasing in a four-stage project to establish revamped subway lines throughout New York’s Manhattan area.
Global infrastructure, urban planning and industrial development specialists SMEC add to their 10,000 strong international workforce with the acquisition of Griffith Engineering students on the Gold Coast, as does resources specialist Sedgman.
In partnership with major Australian property developer Grocon, students secured internships and employment during construction of the $550 million Athlete’s Village for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Work integrated learning
The Industry Affiliates Program (IAP), a work-integrated learning program, offers access to final year students linking capable students with industry projects that are off the ‘critical path’ or need to be completed at little or no cost. Through our embedded industry placement programs students bring their learning to life working with professionals in the field. Enthusiastic and innovative Griffith students have the knowledge and skills needed to add real value to industry project teams.
Research and Commercialisation
We can help companies to find innovative solutions and develop new technologies that address challenges and offer social and economic benefit. We offer opportunities for joint publications, intellectual input into research, research grant application partner, joint development of new technologies and inventions. We also offer professional development activities to build staff capacity.
Our areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:
- Enabling technologies in sport and health (engineering applications to human systems)
- Wearable technologies (SABEL labs)
- Resilience in the natural environment (engineering applications to natural systems)
- Critical infrastructure, interdependencies and resilience (engineering applications to artificial systems)
Industry Site Visits
Through our industry site visits program we bring a small group of engineering students to visit your location. Site visits expose students to real-life engineering environments and allow companies to highlight and market unique aspects of your organization. This is a great opportunity to develop brand recognition among the student body, market your internship and full-time job opportunities, and educate students on your hiring process and timeline.
Graduate Placements and General Employment
Increase your talent pipeline and capacity building by offering graduate placements and long or short term positions directly to our talent pool of over 1000 engineering students. Whether you're a small or large business, a not for profit organisation, an individual seeking to employ casual help, we can point you in the right direction. Engaging a Griffith University student or graduate will fill gaps in your organisation with personnel who are up with the latest in their industries and eager to learn more.
Industry Advisory Board
The Griffith School of Engineering Advisory Board is made up of professional engineers with representatives from all disciplines and academic staff within the Griffith Sciences Group of Griffith University. The main objective of the Board is to provide advice and assist the School to continuously improve its performance in all areas of its activities, ie teaching, research and community engagement.
Industry Guest Lectures
Industry partners are invited to join course convenors to deliver one-off lectures to students, relevant to the curriculum. Industry guest lecturers give students insights to the application of their learning in a business setting and create an inspirational learning environment. Presentations are made by guest speakers who are national and international experts in their field. Our students appreciate first-hand insight from industry into career paths. Industry information sessions are a great opportunity to meet with motivated students, share your experience, provide information about your organisation and give real perspective of engineering profession.
Industry Mentoring Program
Griffith offers a range of mentoring programs that focus on local and global engagement. The programs aim to support career development learning, global citizenship and graduate outcomes for Griffith students by connecting them to alumni and industry professionals. Mentoring a student can be a very rewarding experience, benefits include personal satisfaction, learning about current trends from the latest research, developing skills in coaching and opportunities to reflect on your own professional practice.
Each year Griffith University and its partners provide more than $40 million to support new and continuing students successfully complete their degrees through direct financial support.
Scholarships are one of the many ways to support students to reach their potential and achieve a brighter future. By offering and funding essential scholarships, you are investing in the future and changing lives. Griffith University awards numerous scholarships on the basis of factors including financial need, academic achievement, athletic achievement, public service and cultural background.
Contact Griffith to find out how you can became part of our scholarships program.
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