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Science and Engineering fieldwork, placement and industry project portal

COVID-19 travel restrictions are currently in place.

In light of the ongoing travel restrictions and border closures, the Faculty of Science and Engineering will continue to suspend travel programs in line with the regulations put in place by the State Government of Western Australia and Australian Federal Government. Students residing in Western Australia are allowed to resume travel in line with the state governments allowances and are required to complete Travel Approval Requests (TOP) prior to departing the Metro Area. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates regarding travel programs as this information becomes available.

Industry placement approvals

All industry placements attributed to your course, through curricular (unit based) or co-curricular (course required – such as Engineering and BTech logbooks) must be reviewed and approved by the WIL office before you commence the placement.

To enable a generic understanding we have called these activities internships, however they can also be referred to as placements, vac work, serviced learning, sandwich learning programs and WIL engagements. All of these terms cover broader WIL activity which must be approved by Curtin before they are undertaken.

For more information about our insurance policies and fieldwork, please see our Fieldwork Insurance Policy page.

Request processing times

Standard assessment times will apply (10 – 14 business days), requests will be actioned actioned in the order they are received. Students who have missed the deadline and have not received approval for their placement/s, will need to delay their start date until a formal review and approval is provided by the WIL team.

Before you apply

Before you apply, please ensure:

  • You have been made a formal placement offer
  • The placement must be undertaken within a safe environment
  • Your potential supervisor is willing to complete the necessary performance review for your unit (see your unit outline) or logbook requirements (see logbook link above). The university may contact your supervisor during the placement for a progress update.
  • You have all the relevant documentation to attach to your application (listed below)

Make sure you supply all requested documents and complete all required fields in the online form to prevent delaying your placement review. Once we have made our assessment we will inform you of the outcome via email.

What type of placement are you undertaking?

Logbook information and submissions

Information for students with a logbook requirement (also called a Graduation requirement). Please find information below relevant to your logbook and the digital submission process as well as a the Frequently Asked Questions.

Engineers Australia Free Memberships

Curtin students undertaking accredited undergraduate Engineering degrees are entitled to free student membership, as well as free short-term graduate membership after completion of their degree.

Find more information about free memberships and Engineers Australia.