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  • Meaningful industry experience
  • A tax-free scholarship (paid on project milestones)
  • Academic credit for project
  • Mentoring by company and academic supervisors
  • Extra support and training by CEED
  • Industry networking, contacts
  • Potential for ongoing employment opportunities
  • Good reference for use in graduate role applications

CEED encourages you to ‘stretch’ yourself on a CEED project, to achieve the best possible results – for the company, and your academic assessment.  

Students are supported and guided by CEED, the company, and your academic supervisor from project planning to completion, encouraging you to achieve at your highest level.

For many years, over 80% of CEED students have been awarded a Grade 6 or 7 for their project (irrespective of GPA before the project) - as assessed by their University.  We expect this trend to continue.

Expected attendance

For single semester projects (summer, 1st, 2nd):  projects worth 24cps (QUT), 4units (UQ), 2units (USQ), 12cps (USYDNEY) = you will work 3 days per week, on-site with company, throughout one semester - including mid-semester break (working around your lecture timetable).

For whole-year projects:  you’ll work 2 days/week throughout 1st and 2nd semester including mid-semester breaks (eg. 4units (UQ) spread over Sem1+2, 12cps (USYDNEY) spread over Sem1+2).

For students who gain additional credit, you’ll work onsite for 4 days/week (around your lecture timetable).  If your project is worth a full study load of credit, then you’ll be working on-site 5 days/week.

Attendance during summer vacation is normally 5 days/week excluding public holidays.

If you’re unsure how many units/credit points you’ll receive for a CEED project, check with your course co-ordinator or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Note that students usually need to spend time in addition to the above (i.e. working at home/uni), when developing their project plan/proposal, oral presentation and writing their thesis/final report.

Project completion dates

1st semester projects = 30 June.  

2nd semester projects = 30 November.  

Whole-year projects = 30 November.

International students: please book flights back home for a date after the relevant completion date for your project.

This extra time (after academic submission date and exams) allows you time to return to the company, for the purpose of finishing off, tidying up and handover of any unfinished work / documentation.  Students are covered by insurance through to the relevant completion date.

Project documentation

For academic assessment and delivery to company:  project plan and oral presentation, final report/thesis.  

In addition, a final oral presentation of project results is required for most academic assessments; and by all companies.

Depending on your degree, your University may require additional assessment items – eg. reflective diary, progress report.  Please check with your course co-ordinator or project supervisor to confirm your assessment items / guidelines and submission dates.