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Science and Engineering industry experience

The Work Integrated Learning (WIL) team aims to link students to industry. We work with students and academic staff to support maximum industry engagement, with some of Western Australia’s top employers, both in and out of the classroom. You will apply the practical skills and knowledge you gain through these opportunities to the real world, preparing you for excellence in your future career.

The WIL team works to develop opportunities through:

  • Professional training from industry experts
  • Guest lectures from industry specialists
  • Vacation and graduate programs
  • Placements and internships
  • Employment opportunities
  • Industry based projects
  • Networking events
  • Site visits.

Science internships

Bachelor of Science (Undergraduate) and Master of Science (Postgraduate) degree students may be eligible to access our elective STEM Professional Practice units (NPSC3001 or NPSC6002) to undertake an internship for credit.

These science internships support students to gain the experience and practical skills required by industry. Host organisations support students and share their expertise, to develop the future workforce, whilst meeting their current strategic goals.

Engineering internships

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)Bachelor of Technology (Undergraduate) and Master of Professional Engineering (Postgraduate) degree students are required to complete a set number of logbook hours before they are eligible to graduate.

These hours are undertaken through the Exposure to Professional Engineering Practices (EPEP), most commonly referred to as ‘the logbook’. This is a co-curricular requirement which sits alongside your course but is not managed within a unit.

The engineering logbook hours are a requirement of our accreditation body, Engineers Australia, and support students to gain the experience and practical skills required by industry.

Internship Gateway Program

The Internship Gateway Program (IGP) connects eligible Science and Engineering students with three-month paid internship opportunities. These opportunities are with reputable industry partners looking to employ interns over the annual summer break.

IGP provides support during the competitive application process and is open to students in their penultimate year of study across a range of disciplines. The program helps you to become the industry-ready graduate employers are looking as you learn from industry experts, apply classroom theory to real-world scenarios, develop your professional skills and build your network.

Contact the Recruit Curtin team via email at for more information.