STUDENT PROJECTS

Our Project Philosophy

Our students are often praised for the fact that they are taught to listen and really understand your problem. Key concepts that we promote are client collaboration and agility. Students will work with you on refining your requirements and goals and then research and explore solutions with you until they find the one that best suits you.

About Student Projects

The Student Projects program offers students a professional development opportunity in the final year of their Bachelor’s Degree studies so that they can apply their acquired knowledge and skills. It offers people in the broader community an opportunity for their business, organisation, club or society to achieve goals that they might have difficulty achieving on their own, for no charge. Projects have been conducted in the past for sole traders, microbusinesses, SMEs and larger business and organisations including Not-for-Profits.

Projects are conducted over 12 to 15 weeks starting in March and August. Students team arrange interviews with their client to discuss the project expectations and goals and thereafter are expected to work closely with their client over the course of the project. Any client accepted for a project should expect to be available to discuss their project with their students team for up to one hour per week. All information provided is treated with strict confidentiality and all communication is expected to occur in a timely and professional manner.

There are no costs charged to a client for their project by the University. However, if students need access to resources outside of what is generally available to students at Swinburne University, students will inform the client of what needs to be purchased, why it is needed and the consequences of making or not making the purchase(s). The decision as to whether to make the purchase(s) is entirely up to the client.

Hundreds of capstone projects of this type have been run successfully over a period of several years. One of the reasons for this success is the close supervision of teams by highly experienced industry professionals and academics who guide each team of students and develop their professional skills and attitudes. The result is valuable outcomes for businesses, organisations and individuals.

Student Work Samples

OmNovos
Market Research & Analytical Reports
Testimonials
“Very impressed. The depth and thoroughness of the analysis provided by the students surpassed that of many of the large consulting firms.”
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L'arte Cups
Business Plan, Marketing Strategy & Plan, Website Development
Testimonials
"Great teamwork. Nicely presented and functioning website. Future improvements are not too difficult to implement."
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MexBourne Dance Group
Asset System - Specification, Creation & Implementation
Testimonials
"Great work, Especially under limited time available (8 weeks). Overall very happy with the result."
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Hemp Living
Business Strategy, Marketing Strategy & Plan, Website Development
Testimonials
"This project has been approached professionally and the group took the project to a high level."
Lizzy's Chocolate Creations
Marketing Plan & Website Development
Testimonials
"A very enjoyable experience. Great communication. All my concerns met."
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Australian Women in Security Network
Website Development, Events Management, Blog Creation, National Association, Elevated Security
Testimonials
"The team, alongside with the industry advisor did an extraordinary job. They fulfilled all our requirements and more."
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Handyman Howard
Business Strategy, Marketing Strategy & Marketing Plan, Website Development
Testimonials
We have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the process. The students listened every step of the way and have delivered.
Heidelberg Magistrates
Rostering Systems - Requirements Definition and Prototyping
Testimonials
The team worked well and kept us informed of the progress. Understood the project requirements
Rhonda McGrath Visual Concepts
Marketing Strategy & Plan, Website Development
Testimonials
I totally enjoyed the whole process. Thank you
Healing Concepts
Business Plan & Website Development
Testimonials
I am very happy with the final product. It has exceeded my expectations.
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Wiki Hospitals
Business Plan, Marketing Strategy, Website Prototype
Testimonials
Very professional service. All the students had an excellent understanding of technology – social media, google analytics & web layout. Well done.
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Tilegne Therapy
Website Design & Development, Appointment Bookings, Event Bookings, Information Documents for Downloading
Testimonials
Team worked very well together. Took our comments and worked efficiently.
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Watermates Plumbing
Marketing Plan & Website Development
Testimonials
Communication was excellent. They answered all my questions.
Kitchen Challenge
Business Strategy (8 week project)
Testimonials
Great Work. Thank You
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