RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP)
What is RIIERP?
Students selected complete six to twelve month placements at world-class businesses and institutions in Europe, Asia or the USA. All RIIERP placements are paid.
An overseas work or research opportunity gives you great life experience, the chance to build a global network and an edge with future employers. Eighty per cent of Australian companies we surveyed would favour a candidate with overseas experience.
Examples of work placements include:
Rolls-Royce, Indianapolis, USA - working on the F136 jet engine program for the Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft;
EADS Space Transportation, Friedrichshafen, Germany – helping with laboratory experiments on a prototype of a life support system for the international space station;
Airbus, Hamburg, Germany – working in the Future Projects office to develop computer-based tools to estimate the weight of landing gears and engine pylons for the early stage of aircraft design.
What will you gain from RIIERP?
- The opportunity to complete your industry work experience at overseas companies and gain exposure to work ethics in a different cultural environment.
- Experiences that will prepare you for a globalised world and to be globally employable.
- Access to a wide range of infrastructure for the development of your vocational and research skills.
- The ability to connect with global companies delivering best practice in industry sectors.