Who is eligible to enrol in the IAP?
The IAP is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as detailed below.
Undergraduate students in their final year of study, or who have a credit point load consistent with that of a final year student, in the following disciplines are eligible to enrol in an IAP course subject to meeting the entry requirements in the table below.
Postgraduate students undertaking a Masters of Engineering with Advanced Studies or Masters of Information Technology are eligible to enrol in the IAP as an elective.
In addition to meeting the entry requirements detailed in the table below, students must register to participate in the IAP by the deadline in the semester prior to the IAP.
The table below indicates specific entry requirements for each discipline.
|Discipline||Minimum Grade Point Average*||Maximum Credit Points Outstanding #|
|Environmental Management (all majors except Environmental Protection)
|Environmental Management (Environmental Protection major)
|Environmental Science, Ecology, Urban & Environmental Planning
|Information Technology & Multimedia
|Science and Photonics and Nanoscience||4.5*||160|
|All disciplines - IAP Overseas
||as per relevant discipline
* If your GPA is lower than specified your eligibility for the IAP may be considered at the discretion of the IAP Discipline Convenor and/or degree Program Convenor.
# You must not have more than the specified Credit Points remaining to complete your degree when you commence the IAP (including the par-time/full-time of the IAP course).
- Students with a GPA below 5.0 are not eligible to undertake the IAP overseas.
- Master of Engineering with Advanced Studies students must complete at least 80CP in their degree to be eligible to participate in IAP.
The IAP course
While there are a variety of course codes representing the IAP course, it is commonly called the IAP or Work Integrated Learning. You are placed in industry for full-time or part-time basis for a 12-week period during semester. The number of days/week depends on your degree and course.
|Degree||Days per week|
|Bachelor of Engineering with Honours||5 days per week*|
|Bachelor of Engineering Technology||2 days per week|
|Master of Engineering||5 days per week*|
|Bachelor of Science||2 days per week|
|Bachelor of Marine Science||2 days per week|
|Bachelor of Environmental Management||2 days per week|
|Bachelor of Information Technology||1 or 2 days per week|
|Bachelor of Multimedia||1 or 2 days per week|
|Master of Information Technology||1 or 2 days per week|
Refer to your degree program structure in the online program catalogue.
*Some weeks students are required to attend one day or a half day on campus for workshops, meetings and assessment. As such, there will be some weeks where a student can only attend the workplace 4 days a week or 4.5 days a week.