Working with our researchers
Learn more about what you can expect from student projects or commercial engagements with the University.
There are various ways that industry and businesses already do, and can directly engage with our faculty for research services, and they all involve some level of collaboration — from training our students to become employment-ready, to working together on industry-relevant research.
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Ways to work with our Engineering researchers
|Project type||Time period and duration||People and resources||Expected outcomes||Funding source|
|Internship||10 weeks in Dec - Jan||
||Smaller, low-risk project managed by your company||Company|
|Summer project||10 weeks in Dec - Feb||
||Student(s) can submit a focused report on a sepcific, well-defined small topic||Company|
|Final year/Part IV Project||7 months in March - Sept||
||Small research project managed by the University||Company|
|Masters-level project||Projects should start in March or July, and generally last for a year||
Option one: your staff
This generally involves staff from your company undertaking research related to their work — we accept part-time enrolments in many of our masters programmes, and any further arrangements (time, cost) are between you and your employee.
Option two: student projects
|Focused report on a specific research topic/area||Company contribution to fees (usually around $8k); Callaghan Innovation funds a full stipend|
|PhD student project||Usually lasts 3 - 4 years, and can begin at any time of the year (typically March)||
||Dissertation and focused report on a specific topic/area||Company contribution to fees (usually around $8k per annum); Callaghan Innovation funds a full stipend|
||Technically challenging problems addressed; "you pay for it, you own it" model||Company|
|Contract research||On demand||
||Unique IP; "you pay for it, you own it" model||Company|
|High risk, high return, industry-relevant research funded by the government||2 - 6 years in total, with concept and application occuring in November, and full applications in May (by invitation only)||
||IP sharing arrangement based on contribution||
MBIE Endeavour Fund
|Company co-location||On demand||
||Environments to support company innovation||Company|
|R&D partnership||On demand, long term collaboration (5 - 7 years)||