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The ChallENG Student Projects are a unique approach to project-based learning

Our Student Projects develop innovative solutions to real-world challenges! Providing an enhanced learning experience, students work in multi-disciplinary teams and gain access to leading technologies!

These will be ongoing long-term projects where students will have the potential to stay on for multiple years.

Upon graduation, our students will have experience in practical, real-world engineering projects and are equipped with the skills and competencies to make a valuable industry impact from the onset.

Students must have good academic standing to be considered.

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Student Projects for Undergraduate Students

The Student Project application process is as follows:

  1. Visit a Student Project page here.
  2. Download the application form found on the page.
  3. Send your completed form to the email address listed on the project page.

After applying students will be invited by the Project's Academic Advisor(s) and/or Project Team Leader to meet and discuss joining the team. This is an opportunity for students to ask questions about the project and how the team will function. Students will then receive written confirmation if they have been accepted into the team.

Undergraduate students can join a Student Project after their first year

Students must have good academic standing to be considered. 

We would love to hear from you!

We are always looking to take on new projects within the Student Projects pillar of The ChallENG Program!

Please reach out to us by emailing with your new project idea and we will take you through the next steps!

If it comes to the attention of your Academic Advisor and/or The ChallENG Program team that a project is negatively impacting your studies, the ChallENG team reserves the right to get an update on your academic standing/performance and assess if you can continue working with the project.

The ChallENG Program team, Academic Advisors and/or current team leaders can remove team members from projects if they feel they have broken the eligibility requirements or acted inappropriately in a way that is contrary to the interests of the team and UNSW.

All students participating in teams are expected to comply with the UNSW Student Code of Conduct. The ChallENG Program reserves the right to modify, add policies, and hold students accountable for abiding by such policies. The University reserves the right to hold groups or individuals accountable for inappropriate actions not specifically listed in these standards.

Some of the Student Projects with the ChallENG Program are pre-authorised for Non-Traditional Industrial Training. Strict conditions apply in order to receive non-traditional industrial training for Student Projects and will require approval from the team academic. It is not guaranteed that all students that engage within the project will be eligible for Industrial Training.

Non-Traditional Industrial Training Placements can be awarded a maximum of 30 days. Depending on your role within the project and the tasks associated with the role, your Academic Supervisor can work with you to develop the SMART goals and issue either 15 days or 30 days of Non-Traditional Industrial Training. Please note that your role within the project should be for at least 6 months or equivalent to two consecutive academic terms. *The Engineering World Health Summer Institute Program qualifies for 45 days of Traditional Industrial Training.*

If you are working on multiple student projects that are pre-authorised by the Faculty of Engineering, then you can go through the normal procedure and have different Academic Supervisors. These will be counted as multiple placements. You can NOT receive more than 30 days of Non-Traditional Industrial Training. It is important to note that a maximum of three placements can be counted towards your total 60 days of Industrial Training. Therefore, you would then have to complete 30 days of Traditional Industrial Training.

You will NOT be accepted into a Student Project team if your motivation to join is to get Industrial Training.

For more information on pre-authorised projects, you can check out the Industrial Training Student Portal or email