We are open for business

As a modern research-intensive institution where students receive an academically rigorous education with real world experience, we want to build partnerships with commercial, government, cultural and professional organisations.

Our approach is unique and focuses on building solutions that meet our partners needs. By bringing together resources that go beyond research, to engage with our academics, students, and partners, the Faculty is changing how our global community benefits from university engagement. We are committed to growing links with industry by building enduring, impactful collaborations with commercial, government, cultural and professional organisations.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering at Macquarie University is located next to the high-technology corridor of Sydney's north-west, home to Macquarie Park Innovation District and many innovative companies. This places the Faculty in a unique position to partner in a collaborative approach to teaching, learning and research.

Some of our industry partners include:
  • BASF
  • Cochlear
  • Datacom
  • EMC
  • Honeywell
  • Huawei
  • NMI
  • Optus
Benefits of our industry partnerships to students

The benefit of these partnerships for our students is that it provides them with real career opportunities and the chance to learn from companies working in the field. Through our industry partnerships, our students benefit from:

  • scholarships
  • work experience
  • prizes for academic achievement
  • internships
  • guest lectures by industry partner representatives
  • strategic advice by our industry partners in the development of our programs such as integrating the latest industry practices.
Benefits for industry in partnering with our researchers

Our researchers regularly partner with companies, industry groups, institutes and government departments through contracts, grants or partnerships. There are various ways for industry to engage our researchers such as via:

  • simple contracts for an expert opinion
  • assessment or collaborative research projects or contracts.
  • development of customised research projects
  • access to opinions and current experience from world-renowned researchers
  • opportunity to access our research network by connecting to other researchers, organisations and thought leaders
  • access to equipment and skills on a project basis
  • professional research services.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering is home to over half of the University’s Centres of Research Excellence. Research Centres elsewhere in the University can be found under our five research priorities.

To find out more about our industry partnerships and business development opportunities contact Mark Berlage, Research Partnerships Manager.

As a modern research-intensive institution that provides students with an academically rigorous education and real world experience to enhance their degree, we are committed to building partnerships with commercial, governmental, cultural and professional organisations.

Professional and community engagement (PACE)

One example of this commitment is through the Faculty’s involvement in the Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) Initiative.

PACE is a key component of the University’s strategic direction, emphasising the University’s commitment to excellence in research, learning and teaching, and community engagement. It is aimed at connecting students with partner organisations and providing Macquarie students the chance to contribute their academic learning, enthusiasm and fresh perspective to the professional workplace.

To find out more about our PACE program please contact the Faculty of Science and Engineering PACE Team: pace.science@mq.edu.au

The Faculty of Science and Engineering regularly hosts Industry events including seminars, which provide insights into emerging developments across all of our areas of study. For example, this includes developments in ICT and Internet technologies that will power the next wave of Internet products and services.

Through the Faculty of Science and Engineering’s Education program and the PACE Initiative, business and community organisations are invited to engage with the Faculty through programs aimed at enriching the educational experience and opportunity for students at Macquarie University. Further, this engagement is directed at assisting local, regional and international partners build their capacity to meet their mission and purpose.

Contact Grant Hose, Associate Dean Industry and Corporate Engagement for the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

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Macquarie University through multiple initiatives in its Faculty of Science of Engineering has a clear ambition to become the University of Choice for Women in Science and Engineering.