Brian McGrath Bursary in Civil Engineering


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Engineering and Computing
Scholarship value $1,000
Number awarded 1
Opening date 1 September 2020
Closing date 9 October 2020


The Brian McGrath Bursary in Civil Engineering assists a final year student to cover expenses reasonably connected with an undergraduate thesis whilst undertaking an approved program.

Preference will be given to a student completing a thesis in coastal engineering; however, it is open to all students in civil engineering to apply.

The bursary was established in 2017 with a philanthropic gift from the Estate of Brian McGrath.


To be eligible, you must: 

  • submit an application to the Head, by the closing date for applications
  • be a domestic student in accordance with The University’s Fee Policy
  • be enrolled full-time in the final year of an approved program in a relevant field
  • be expected to graduate in the year in which the bursary is awarded, or the semester immediately following
  • not hold another scholarship or bursary that the Head considers to be similar.

Before you get started

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How to apply

Complete and submit an application form to Professor Carlo Prato, Head, School of Civil Engineering by the closing date.

Selection criteria

The Bursary is awarded to the applicant showing greatest merit as demonstrated by –

  1. a cumulative GPA minimum of 5.0 academic achievement in courses undertaken to date in the Approved Program; and
  2. proposed professional and/or personal development activity to support the thesis project for field work expenses and/or conference attendance and/or associated travel costs; and
  3. any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant.

Preference will be given to an applicant undertaking a thesis in coastal engineering.


Mrs Gail Smith, Faculty of EAIT
(07) 3365 3853


In these rules-

Approved Program includes a Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), or an engineering integrated program, or an engineering dual program

Bursary means the Brian McGrath Bursary in Civil Engineering

Head means the Head of School, School of Civil Engineering

Relevant Field means any field of engineering in the civil engineering discipline