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Emirates Work Placements

The Emirates work placements will give students the opportunity to obtain practical training and experience in one of the fastest growing cities in the world as well as the chance to make important industry contacts, all while receiving credit towards their ECU degree.

Dates

Semester 1, 2014 or Semester 2, 2014

Destination

Dubai, UAE

Number of placements

At least two unpaid work placements are available to ECU students in each semester

Available study areas for placements

The current focus for the Emirates placements is on:

  • Security; and
  • Aviation - Bachelor of Science (Aviation) only

Students from other study areas may be considered where Emirates supervision is available.

Placement overview

The Emirates work placements will give students the opportunity to obtain practical training and experience in one of the fastest growing cities in the world, as well as the chance to make important industry contacts.  ECU students will be supervised by an ECU and Emirates staff member during the placement.

ECU credit for the placement

ECU students will be required to undertake additional preparation and submission of reports/assessments to obtain 60 ECU credit points for the Emirates work placement.

Credit approval for the Emirates work placement must be gained from your ECU Course Coordinator when submitting your application.

Financial assistance

For the two selected students, Emirates will pay for:

  • a round-trip airfare from Perth to Dubai on Emirates Airlines;
  • airport transfers in Dubai;
  • local transport to and from the students' accommodation to the place of work; and
  • one meal at work during work days
ECU is also offering a subsidy of up to $1,500 per student to assist with any additional expenses during the placement.

Student eligibility

To participate in the Emirates work placement program you must:

  • be in your final year of undergraduate study
  • have a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 75*
*Students with a WAM between 70-75 may be considered for the work placement on a case by case basis.

Application

Applications are now closed but further information about the 2014 placements will be posted on this website shortly.

Further information

For further information about the Emirates work placements please contact the Study Abroad/Exchange Office.

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