• Offered by ANU College of Business and Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject College of Business and Economics Administration
  • Areas of interest Australian Studies, Cultural Studies, Commerce, International Business, Business Administration
  • Work Integrated Learning Projects
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Katerina Kormusheva
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2023
    Second Semester 2023
    See Future Offerings

Work integrated learning is the core component of the Special Industry Project course. The course provides a select group of undergraduate students across the university with the opportunity to work in a small cross-disciplinary team setting and solve a business problem presented by a live business client. The academic component of the course is comprised of a series of master classes delivered by academic experts and industry professionals. Under the supervision of the course convenor and support of a designated industry mentor, students will apply their theoretical knowledge into practice by working on innovative solutions that address the specified business issue from the live business client that is located in Australia or overseas. The Special Industry Project course facilitates undergraduate students’ development of professional skills important for their job market readiness.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Apply relevant theoretical knowledge and skills to solve a specified business problem; 
  2. Research, analyse, evaluate and propose practical solutions to the business problem encountered by the client organisation;
  3. Work effectively and professionally within a team to develop practical solutions to a specified business problem;
  4. Communicate effectively with peers and business professionals;
  5. Construct a professional industry report; and
  6. Critically reflect upon the value of lifelong learning processes provided through the project experience.

Work Integrated Learning


Students will be engaged in projects designed with and for organisational partners.

Other Information

Permission codes to enrol in the course will only be issued to students following a successful competitive application process.

All prospective students must contact the Student Services team in their respective College for written evidence that they have sufficient space in their program/s of study for this elective. Upon receiving the written confirmation from the Student Services team from their College, the students may then apply to enrol in CBEA3001. Calls for application are made approximately 3 months before the commencement of each Semester.

Please contact employability.cbe@anu.edu.au for information about applying for this course.


Indicative Assessment

  1. May include: Mid-term progress report, Mid-term presentation, Project presentation, Final project report, Peer evaluation and Individual reflection. (100) [LO null]

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Student are expected to commit up to 130 hours towards the completion of this course, across the following activities:

  • Project orientation
  • 2 networking events
  • Master classes: 5 relevant topics identified by the course convenor in consultation with the live business client and the student teams
  • Regular meetings with industry mentor
  • Project commitment
  • Individual assessment of project team and individual reflection on project experience

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To be eligible for the Special Industry Project course, students must be a current undergraduate student enrolled in an ANU academic program (including single or double degrees). The student must have completed a minimum 72 units of their undergraduate studies. Students must not undertake CBEA3001 and CBEA3070/ ANIP3003/ ANIP3005/ ANIP3007/ VCUG3200 concurrently. Students will be selected to enrol in the course following a competitive application process.

You will need to contact the ANU College of Business and Economics to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Not applicable

Preliminary Reading

HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations, Nancy Duarte, 2012. (available in the library on short-term loan)

Mark Thomas, 2003. High Performance Consulting Skills. Thorogood. Students can read the book online or download pdf chapters from https://ebookcentral-proquest-com.virtual.anu.edu.au/lib/anu/detail.action?docID=308966

Leonard, K., & Yorton, T. (2015). Yes, and: How Improvisation Reverses" no, But" Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration--lessons from the Second City. Harper Collins. Hard copies of relevant chapters will be provided in class.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $4560
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $5820
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2789 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person View

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5784 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person View

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