If you are interested in becoming a project partner with the MPC, please contact one of the project center Co-Directors, Lorraine Higgins or Stephen McCauley, or the MPC’s Local Coordinator in Melbourne, Jonathan Chee. We’ll have a dialogue about your goals and collaboratively develop a project that is appropriately scoped to our project term. We find that the best-suited projects are ones that address an important issue with social and technical dimensions, that contribute to a meaningful initiative at the sponsoring organization, that have potential to impact a wider stakeholder group, and that have a champion within the organization who is enthusiastic about working with student teams.
We run projects in Melbourne during two terms: from mid-October to mid-December, and from early March to early May.
We generally determine projects for the October term the previous May, and aim to have final project briefs by late July. For the March term, we identify projects around October and aim to have final project briefs by late November.