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CEED is open to domestic and international students.  Students must be currently enrolled (or due to enrol shortly) at the University of Queensland (UQ), Queensland University of Technology (QUT), the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in the advertised timeframe of each project.  Graduates are not eligible for CEED projects.  

Projects are advertised for completion over various times of the year:  

  • Summer semester (Masters students only)
  • Summer vacation + 1st semester (final year undergraduate students only)
  • 1st semester (final year and Masters students)
  • 2nd semester (final year and Masters students)
  • Whole-of-year (some students can complete whole-year projects, depending on their study plan)

CEED projects are suited to full-time students, because of the requirement to work on the project for 3 days/week throughout the semester (on-site) with the industry partner. Most projects require a student in their final undergraduate year, Honours year, or undertaking a coursework Masters degree.  The type of student required will be advertised with each project.  Students must check the project advertisements carefully, to ensure they meet all of the requirements, before applying.

Most CEED projects are ‘individual’ rather than ‘team’ projects – ie. 1 student per project.  However, if more than one student is required by the company for a project, the project advertisement will mention this.  Students are required to submit individual (not team) theses/reports, for assessment.

There is no minimum GPA required by CEED – a student is chosen for each project by the industry partner, via an application and interview process.  Clients select a student based on a  number of factors, such as their ability to communicate well, completion of relevant subjects, work experience in a related area, previous employment history.  Occasionally, a client will request applicants with a specific minimum GPA – if so, the project advertisement will state this requirement.  Otherwise, all eligible students may apply.

Each University has their own rules for eligibility and unit requirements for undertaking a project (CEED or non-CEED).  Below is a list of rules that CEED are aware of.  Please note that from time to time these rules change ... and there might be other rules that we are not aware of.  Therefore, students must confirm whether they will be allowed to enrol in a CEED project, with their course co-ordinator.  Students (especially Masters students) must confirm their eligibility before applying for projects, so they don’t waste time applying for projects they won’t be allowed to undertake.

University Eligibility Rules and Requirements

UniversityCourse/DegreeEligibility Requirements

Contact Shari Lee / Bernhard Scholz with queries
UQ Engineering and IT (EAIT)

From December 2019, UQ requires students to follow a new process BEFORE applying for CEED projects:

UQ EAIT students are only eligible to participate in a #4 unit (#6 units for ENGG4011) CEED project over one semester (either Semester 1 or Semester 2). 

Students must have a study plan approved by an appropriate academic advisor before applying to CEED (to ensure you can enrol in the correct #4 or #6 unit for a CEED thesis / Masters project.  Please contact an academic advisor ASAP to request your study plan approval for a CEED project (start early as it may take a while).

List of UQ EAIT academic advisors:

Students must email a copy of their approved study plan to CEED (showing thesis/project units approved), before we can progress your application -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Once a study plan has been approved, students must contact their course coordinator (using UQ email address) to advise them of the CEED project/s you wish to apply for, and ask the coordinator to nominate an academic supervisor for the project/s. Advise CEED which academic supervisor/s have been nominated for each project.

Students - please advise CEED of any delays (>1 week) in receiving a UQ reply regarding study plan approval/academic advice or queries, so we can help you.


Master of Engineering Management, Master of Engineering, Master of Project Management Worth 12cps towards degree.  Contact Prasad Yarlagadda or your course co-ordinator (QUT) with queries and to check suitability of projects for assessment, before applying.
USQ Master of Engineering Technology Minimum GPA of 5.0.  Must have completed 6 x USQ courses (ie.units) before being allowed to enrol in 'Eng8002 Project and Dissertation'. Contact David Thorpe at USQ with queries.
QUT Master of Business – Marketing, Strategic Advertising, Integrated Marketing Communications, Public Relations CEED project to be completed in final semester of Masters degree.  Projects are worth 24cps towards the degree.  Contact Amanda Beatson or Udo Gottlieb at QUT with queries.
QUT Master of Business - Human Resources Management CEED project to be completed (preferably) in final semester of degree.  Master of HRM students receive 12-24cps. BEFORE APPLYING, contact Narelle Prior at QUT to confirm you can fit a CEED project into your study plan.

Final year – Bachelor of IT (including Games & Interactive Entertainment; Corporate Systems Management; BPM; and other majors

Master of IT (all majors)

Contact Hasmukh Morarji to check your enrolment options for a CEED project.  Students use 2 x elective or project units (=24cps) to do CEED project.

NOTE: CEED projects are NOT suitable for (group) final year B.IT capstone projects - you need other project/elective units available for enrolling in a CEED project.

Hasmukh Morarji can assist M.IT students with queries for enrolment in IFN701 / IFN702 project units (24cps per project)
QUT, UQ, USQ B. Engineering (all areas) - eligibility of CEED projects towards 60 days' required industrial / work experience. See notes below related to each Uni:

UQ:      Students can claim CEED project towards Professional Practice - 30 days minimum, and up to 60 days (if student is working under supervision of a qualified Engineer) - for time spent on project during vacation OR during semester.  Students must contact EAIT Faculty office, to have their project assessed on a case by case basis. A separate work report must be submitted for assessment, to claim those days towards the 60 days’ professional practice requirement.  

QUT:    Students can claim CEED project towards WIL - 30 days minimum, and up to 60 days (if student is working under supervision of a qualified Engineer) - for time spent on project during vacation OR during semester. Applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. A separate work report for WIL must be submitted for assessment.  For queries, contact Eng WIL Co-ordinator - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

USQ:    Students must enrol in Professional Practice subject as well as project to gain credit.  CEED project does provide credit for 60 days work experience, but a separate work report must also be submitted for assessment, as part of Prof. Practice subject. Contact Chris Snook (Toowoomba) or David Thorpe (Springfield) with queries.
QUT B.Engineering A CEED project is worth 24 credit points towards your degree - as a final year thesis project (all unit requirements must be met).

As of 2017, to enrol in your final year thesis in a single semester (ie. 1st or 2nd) rather than across a whole-year, you must seek / gain permission from your subject area co-ordinator. The unit is EGH 408. QUT will assess each request on a case by case basis.  Please contact Prof. Prasad Yarlagadda in the first instance (QUT CEED Engineering project co-ordinator).

A CEED project can also count towards WIL, but this will be assessed by QUT on a case-by-case basis.  Please speak to the WIL co-ordinator for more information - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For 24cps projects, you must be available to work on the project, onsite, for 3 days/week.  If you are allowed to enrol in WIL at the same time as your project, you will (in effect) gain 36cps for your thesis.  Therefore you'll be required to spend 4 days/week on your project. Separate/additional assessment requirements apply for WIL.

CEED Coordinator for Engineering:  
Prof. Prasad Yarlagadda (ME/EE)
QUT B.Aerospace Avionics Engineering Student can seek formal approval to get 36cps in 1 sem (ie. project + 12cps for 1 elective) so students can complete a 1 semester project or they can grant 24cps for a 1 sem project if student only needs to do a project (for industry exp) to graduate.  Students must complete 60 days industrial experience before graduating. An additional 10 days specialist industrial experience must be obtained in the aerospace avionics industry. Contact Prof Prasad Yarlagadda with queries.