• Code VCPG6100
  • Unit Value 6 to 12 units
  • Offered by ANU College of Science
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Vice Chancellor Postgraduate
  • Work Integrated Learning Projects
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Chris Browne
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2023
    See Future Offerings

The Group Research and Innovation Project (GRIP) is open to students from all academic Colleges. 

The course gives ANU students from all disciplines the opportunity to collaborate on a project outside of their disciplinary offerings. Students can join an endorsed group project-based course or initiative and make a defined contribution equivalent to the scope and requirements of the Host project. Students will enhance the Host project through their disciplinary skill set, but will be assessed independently.  

At the conclusion of the project, students submit a portfolio demonstrating the five areas of activity in the GRIP course learning outcomes against their contribution to the Host project. 

For a list of endorsed group projects and initiatives, see https://vc-courses.anu.edu.au/study/GRIP

This courses is co-taught with undergraduate students, but postgraduate students will be assessed separately.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Synthesise knowledge and approaches to generate solutions to a complex interdisciplinary project.
  2. Develop, analyse, and critically evaluate alternative options in order to justify and generate deliverables in a real-world project.
  3. Apply leadership skills to produce time-sensitive deliverables as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  4. Demonstrate and reflect on the nature of leadership and creativity as an individual and within interdisciplinary team.
  5. Transparent communication of decisions and solutions using appropriate media to professional and lay audiences.

Work Integrated Learning


All students engage with WIL partners (internal/external) as a minor component of the course

Other Information

GRIP projects can be run in any semester or session, with endorsement from the Academic responsible for the Host Project and the GRIP Course Convenor. 

Students will be required to undertake a VCUG3100 GRIP Induction prior to the start of the Host Project. Upon entry into the course, students will work with the Host Project Supervisor to generate a Project Agreement, and work towards completion of the agreement in the context of the project. This will likely involve meeting the Host Project expectations around deliverables, in addition the GRIP requirements. 

Indicative Assessment

  1. Assessment tasks will vary depending on the Host Project and Supervisor, in consultation with the GRIP Course Convenor. Students who successfully complete the project requirements will receive a Course Requirements Satisfied (CRS) grade. As an indication: (null) [LO null]
  2. Project Agreement – due within 2 weeks of the commencement of the Host Project  (20) [LO 3]
  3. Successful completion and evaluation of the requirements outlined in the Project Agreement during the defined project period (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  4. Successful completion and endorsement of a portfolio that demonstrates your contribution to the project in relation to the GRIP learning outcomes - due at the completion of the project  (30) [LO 4]

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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours which will include the GRIP induction, supervisor meetings, collaborative group project time and preparation for any assessment tasks. 

Inherent Requirements

To be determined.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course students must obtain permission from their Program Convenor. Students must fill out a GRIP Supplementary Form and an Enrolment Change form to enrol in this course. Completed forms must be submitted via the GRIP Application Form on the VC's Courses website prior to the commencement of the defined project.

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

Prescribed Texts

No required texts.


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 to 12 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
7.00 0.14583
8.00 0.16667
9.00 0.18750
10.00 0.20833
11.00 0.22917
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $660 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $970 per unit
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4572 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A

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