Work Integrated Learning

How industry projects work

A Work Integrated Learning (WIL) industry project provides an opportunity for students to work – either as individuals or as a team – on a real project for an industry or community partner. Projects are usually completed at one of our campuses, under the supervision of academic staff, but deliver on a brief from an industry or community client. Students are able to develop their skills in project management, client liaison, and may be required to work in multi-disciplinary teams.

Potential projects

Industry project units are used very effectively in a number of disciplines where internships are not always practical. They are also particularly suited in situations where an organisation has an excellent project on which students can work, but does not have the expertise in the workplace to provide suitable supervision. In consultation with academic staff at Murdoch University, organisations provide a client brief – often to a group of students – that requires them to integrate and appropriately apply their previous learning to understand, design and deliver on the brief.

Find out how you can offer a Work Integrated Learning industry project to Murdoch students.

Providing feedback

We are always looking for ways to improve our Work Integrated Learning program. At the conclusion of an industry project we invite our partner organisations to give us their valued feedback on the process and experience to help us implement changes to improve our partnership in the future.