Completing an Industry-Targeted Honours should prepare students to succeed in both academic and industry environments.
To do this, they will need skills in research communication, collaboration, stakeholder management, project management and an understanding of industry contexts. These skills are highly sought by industry employers of Honours students and will give them the ability to apply their expertise to industry problems. Many of these skills are also critical for future success in an academic career, both for teaching industry-relevant courses, and to develop collaborations that create impact for society, the environment, culturally and economically.
Completing an Industry-Targeted Honours will support skills development, and provide opportunities for students to expand their networks, broaden their career horizons and gain new perspectives on their research. As Honours students make the most of networking opportunities, these connections can enhance supervisors networks and potentially lead to future collaborations and a broadening of their scope of practice.
There are many different types of organisations that are considered industry for the purposes of industry engagement:
Other higher education providers and organisations that are affiliated with or controlled by higher education providers, such as research institutes, are not considered industry partners.
The Australian Council of Graduate Research (ACGR) has developed a number of resources and Good Practice Guidelines to provide information to the sector about industry engagement:
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