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Work Integrated Learning

What is Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is described in any number of ways across the university sector in Australia, but at its core WIL is any learning activity or program that provides students with industry experience. Examples of industry experience can include:

  • Guest lectures by industry representatives
  • Industry suggested projects completed on-campus
  • Industry or community volunteering
  • Short term placements
  • Industry embedded placements or internships


WIL in the School of Science

The School of Science provides all of these WIL opportunities in one form or another, with industry embedded WIL placements considered the ultimate destination for students seeking to engage with industry prior to graduation. Students who meet eligibility requirements can spend their final semester in a full time industry embedded placement with an industry partner, be it a commercial, government or not-for-profit agency.

To view the prerequisites of a course currently with a semester long industry embedded option, please click on one of the following courses below:


Other short-term WIL opportunities or industry inspired projects are available in a number of project and research units.

Please speak with your course coordinator or email ssciwil@ecu.edu.au with any Work Integrated Learning enquiries you might have.

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