Industry, community & school engagement

At the College of Sport, Health & Engineering, we have many research and project collaborations that bring the College together with other researchers, industry, business, not-for-profit organisations, schools and the community.

Collaborations & partnerships

We welcome opportunities for collaborative research partnerships, including:

  • national and international academic and research student exchange
  • visiting research fellowships
  • joint publication of peer reviewed academic journal articles and book chapters
  • collaborations with industry on specific research projects
  • joint development of new technologies and inventions
  • access to national research infrastructure.

Key partnerships

We have partnerships with the following:


  • Our engineering programs are accredited by Engineers Australia and graduates are eligible to apply for graduate membership with Engineers Australia.
    • Graduates of the program are recognised as Professional Engineers in Australia and in countries that are members of the Washington Accord.
    • VU supports Engineers Australia as a principal partner.
  • Our Bachelor of Information Technology is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

ACS performs an important role in ensuring continued high quality of education for the Information & Communications Technology (ICT) profession in Australia. To ensure courses contain the requirements of the ICT profession for initial professional practice, ACS provides an accreditation program. ACS accredited courses are a common pathway to the ICT career in Australia. For international students, ACS is the Australian Government’s official authority for assessing the ICT skills of migration visa applicants.

Course Advisory Committees

Our College has Course Advisory Committees (CACs) that meet regularly to provide expertise and advice on quality, currency and future-readiness of our courses. CAC members include external members from industry and other tertiary institutions to ensure that the courses align with industry needs and trends.

Community & school projects

Our students are often involved in community and school projects are part of their course.

Some recent examples are:

  • Students at two primary schools in Melbourne's West have had a green start to the year with a ‘living wall’ of lush plants built by VU engineering students.
  • Year 10 students at Presentation College in Windsor, along with VU engineering students, developed a speaking trampoline that assists students with intellectual and physical disabilities develop balance, confidence and strength.

Secondary school engagement programs

We have a number of interactive programs for secondary school students considering a career in engineering or science. The programs are designed to provide students with an overview of the practical course elements required to support these occupations. We run practical classes in VCE Chemistry and Genetics. Students can also experience what it's like to be a chemist or engineer for a day!

More info for school teachers & career practitioners, including contact details for our Future Students team.