Downer Engineering Scholarship


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Engineering and Computing
Scholarship value $10,000
Scholarship duration 1 year
Number awarded Up to 6
Opening date 21 February 2020
Closing date 16 March 2020


The scholarship was established in 2019 and is maintained by an annual gift from Downer EDI Limited. The purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage and support meritorious students in the second, third, and fourth year of study in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or the integrated Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Master of Engineering program at The University of Queensland. 

In 2020 Downer are only accepting applications from second, third, and fourth year students studying Mining Engineering or Civil Engineering or Civil and Environmental Engineering.  If you are a Civil or Civil and Environmental Engineering student you will have an interest in acting as a mining engineer.


(1) An applicant is eligible for the Scholarship, if the applicant -

(a) submits an application to the Associate Dean, by the closing date for applications; and
(b) is enrolled full-time in the Approved Program in a Relevant Field;
(c) is a domestic student in accordance with The University’s Fee Policy; and
(d) has completed the required number of units towards an Approved Program as specified in Addendum 1 (refer to rules) ; and
(e) does not hold another scholarship that the Associate Dean considers to be similar

Approved Program means the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program, or an engineering integrated program, or an engineering dual program.


Additional benefits

(1) Downer may offer the recipient any of the following opportunities:

(a) thesis mentoring;
(b) an ambassadorial role;
(c) vacation employment at any Downer site while the recipient holds the scholarship, determined by Downer in consultation with the recipient.

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Select the Application Form link.

Selection criteria

(1) For the selection process, the Associate Dean must establish a selection committee, comprising -

(a) the Associate Dean, or nominee, as Chair of the committee; and
(b) one representative of Downer; and
(c) at least one member of the University's academic staff who is currently teaching in engineering with University staff comprising the majority.

(2) The Scholarship is awarded to the applicant showing greatest merit as demonstrated by –

(a) academic achievement in courses undertaken to date ; and
(b) personal qualities including leadership potential; and
(c) strength of interest that the applicant demonstrates in the mining sector; and
(d) any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant's future success in the engineering profession.

(3) Preference may be given to applicants who are enrolled in the discipline of mining engineering.

(4) The selection committee may decide to interview short-listed applicants

Applications are closed.


Mrs Gail Smith, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
+61 7 3365 3853
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

(1) The recipient may hold the Scholarship for 1 year, in accordance with Addendum 1 and subject to the recipient -

(a) continuing to be enrolled full-time in an Approved Program in a Relevant Field; and
(b) achieving an overall GPA of at least 4 in the first semester of which the scholarship is held; and
(c) not gaining or holding another scholarship that the Associate Dean considers to be similar; and
(d) conducting themselves in a professional manner in any interactions with or on behalf of Downer and its employees and representatives.

(2) If a recipient fails to satisfy rule 7(1), the recipient must show cause to the Associate Dean why the Scholarship should not be cancelled.

(3) The Scholarship may not be deferred or interrupted.

Termination of Scholarship

The University will terminate a Scholarship:

(a) if the recipient does not show cause to the reasonable satisfaction of the Associate Dean as provided for in rule 7(2); or
(b) once maximum duration of the Scholarship has lapsed; or
(c) if the student commits serious misconduct.


In these rules -

Approved Program means the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program, or an engineering integrated program, or an engineering dual program.

Associate Dean means the Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology.

Downer means Downer EDI Mining Proprietary Limited.

Relevant Field means any field or fields of engineering within the Approved Program as determined annually by the Associate Dean, after consultation with Downer in accordance with 3(2).

Scholarship means The Downer Engineering Scholarship.

Applications are closed.